List of Once Upon a Time characters

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The characters of the American fantasy-drama television series Once Upon a Time and its spin-off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland are renditions of classic fairy tale and fantasy characters.

Once Upon A Time[edit]

Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison), a bail bond agent, and her son, Henry (Jared S. Gilmore) discover that a town named Storybrooke is actually a remnant of a parallel world that was cursed by the Evil Queen Regina (Lana Parrilla). The characters originate from different realms in the land, most notably the Enchanted forest. They initially have no memory of who they were, including the parents of Emma: Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), who sent her to the real world to break the curse. After the curse is broken by Emma, Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) brings magic to Storybrooke and the characters are reunited, but cannot leave without losing their original memories. Outsiders Greg Mendell and Tamara arrive in Storybrooke and carry out their quest to destroy magic from the town. After failing, the pair kidnap Henry to Neverland, leaving Emma, Mary Margaret, David, Regina, Mr. Gold and Captain Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) to rescue him.

Upon arrival in Neverland, Rumplestiltskin's father Peter Pan obtains Henry, keeping possession of him with help from the Lost Boys. After retrieving Henry from Neverland and successfully returning to Storybrooke, Pan enacts the original curse once more that sends all the inhabitants back to their original worlds. Emma and Henry escape to New York City and have happy memories of their life together while losing their memories of Storybrooke. Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West (Rebecca Mader) begins her revenge plot against her half sister Regina, ultimating in the characters being returned to Storybrooke, and leaving Emma to again save the residents.[1] Mary Margaret and David welcome a son who they name after Henry's father Neal Cassidy (Michael Raymond-James) who sacrificed his life to defeat Zelena. However, her time travelling portal inadvertently welcomes Elsa to the town. As she searches for her sister Anna with the aid of the town's inhabitants, they encounter the Snow Queen who attempts to unite Elsa and Emma as her new "sisters" after losing her own. Meanwhile, Regina seeks the Author of Henry's book so that she can finally have her happy ending. involving Robin Hood (Sean Maguire) However, she battles Mr. Gold, Cruella de Vil, Maleficent and Ursula, who each also seek their own happiness.

Primary characters[edit]

Fairy tale counterpart Real-world counterpart Portrayer Starring seasons Recurring/guest seasons Episode Count Status
Princess Emma Emma Swan Jennifer Morrison (adult)
Abby Ross (child)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 N/A 88[2] Alive
Main article: Emma Swan

Emma Swan is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, Henry Mills' birth mother, and older sister of Neal Nolan. She is often referred to as "The Savior".

Snow White Mary Margaret Blanchard Ginnifer Goodwin (adult)
Bailee Madison (child)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 N/A 87[3] Alive
Ginnifer Goodwin
Snow White is the daughter of King Leopold and Queen Eva, and later stepdaughter of the Evil Queen Regina.[4][5] She is the true love of Prince Charming, mother of Emma Swan and Neal Nolan, and later grandmother of Emma's son Henry.

As a young girl, Snow White's mother dies when Cora poisons her, in an attempt to make her daughter Regina Queen. Snow is later rescued from a runaway horse by Regina, which leads to her having a loveless marriage with Snow's father. After Regina assumes the throne by killing the King, she recruits the Huntsman to kill Snow, but he ends up sparing her for her selflessness.[6] Snow then lives in the forest, meeting Prince David while robbing him who she nicknames Charming. The pair fall in love, but he returns to his fiancée Princess Abigail,[7] though the Evil Queen holds him captive.[8] In exchange for Charming's life, Snow eats an apple from the Queen containing a sleeping curse.[9] Charming breaks free of his imprisonment and awakens her with true love's kiss. The two are later married, though the Evil Queen announces her curse to destroy their happiness. Snow gives birth to Emma and she is placed in a magical wardrobe and transported to the real world as the curse takes hold.[4]

In Storybrooke, she appears as Mary Margaret Blanchard, Henry Mills' teacher at Storybrooke Elementary School.[4] As a part-time volunteer at the General Hospital, she awakens David Nolan (Prince Charming) from his coma, and the pair gradually fall in love, despite David's marriage to Kathryn Nolan (Princess Abigail).[7] Beginning a secret relationship, the affair becomes public and David's marriage breaks down. Mary Margaret becomes an outcast in the town,[10][11][12] and is arrested for Kathryn's "murder" after fake evidence is discovered.[13] Kathryn is later found alive, though Mary Margaret's relationship with David becomes strained as he did not believe her innocence.[14] He decides to leave Storybrooke, but the two are reunited when the curse is broken, and they regain their memories.[15] The two find Emma, only for Mary Margaret to be transported with her back to the remaining Enchanted Forest through a portal, though they manage to return to Storybrooke.[16] After Regina and her mother Cora attempt to gain power by killing Mr. Gold, Mary Margaret curses Cora's heart with the same candle that Cora used to kill her mother Eva and tricks Regina into killing her. She pleads for Regina to kill her when she cannot deal with what she has done, but she instead taunts her. When Henry is kidnapped and taken to Neverland, she travels with Emma, David, Regina, Mr. Gold, and Captain Hook to rescue him.[17] Upon returning to the town with Henry, Peter Pan enacts Regina's curse again,[18] leading Mary Margaret to be returned to the Enchanted Forest with the other inhabitants, while Emma and Henry escape to New York City.[19]

Back in the Enchanted Forest, Snow learns she is pregnant but discovers that Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West wants her baby. Snow and Charming realize they must enact a new curse to return to Emma and stop Zelena. A reassuring David lets Snow crush his heart, though she later requests Regina split Snow's heart to give to both of them. A year later, Emma returns to Storybrooke, learning her mother is pregnant. Zelena plots to steal the baby by becoming her mid-wife,[20] though she is ultimately defeated and Mary Margaret gives birth to a son, whom she names after Henry's father and Rumplestiltkin's son, Neal. Mary Margaret later becomes Mayor of Storybrooke. Following the Queen's of Darkness's arrival in Storybrooke, Mary Margaret and David battle to keep their secret (being the reason Maleficent lost her child) from Emma. However, they eventually tell Emma the truth, who finds it hard to forgive them. After Mary Margaret is almost killed by Maleficent's daughter Lily, Emma reunites with her parents, although this is short lived when Emma sacrifices herself for Regina to become the new Dark One.

Evil Queen Regina Mills Lana Parrilla 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 N/A 86[21] Alive
Lana Parrilla
Queen Regina Mills is the daughter of Cora Mills[22] and Henry Mills Sr.,[23] adopted mother and great-step-grandmother of Henry Mills, and half sister of Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West.[24] She later becomes the second wife of King Leopold and step-mother of Snow White.[5]

As a young woman, Regina's mother sets up her marrying King Leopold, killing Regina's first love Daniel to prevent her running off with him.[25] Since Snow revealed to Cora Regina's attraction to Daniel, Regina vows to destroy Snow's happiness.[6] She meets Rumplestiltskin who teaches her magic and helps her send Cora through a looking glass to Wonderland. She remains unhappy in her loveless relationship, using a Genie to kill the King,[5] making her ruler of Leopold's realm, and thereafter being known as the Evil Queen.[6] It is later revealed that due to Cora's actions that she wanted her to conceive an heir, Regina drinks a potion that made her infertile. An older Snow White and Prince Charming banish Regina to take back the kingdom, though Rumplestiltskin persuades her to cast his curse by killing her father, taking everyone to the real world.[4][26]

In Storybrooke, she known as Regina Mills and is the Mayor of Storybrooke.[4] With Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin)'s help, she adopts a baby whom she names Henry, unaware of his relations to the Saviour, Emma.[4][26] Regina originally sends him to therapy sessions with Dr. Archie Hopper to stop his beliefs in the curse.[7] She has a sexual relationship with Sheriff Graham (the Huntsman), but crushes his heart when he breaks up with her.[6] The power struggle between Regina and Rumplestiltskin continues in Storybrooke where she is often at odds with Mr. Gold.[27][28] Initially unbeknownst to him, Regina kept Gold's true love Belle captive, after telling him she had died.[29] She tries to prevent the relationship between David Nolan (Prince Charming) and Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White), by implicating her in David's wife Kathryn Nolan (Princess Abigail)'s false murder.[7] When Henry's birth mother Emma Swan arrives in Storybrooke, Regina desperately seeks to remove her from his life, resorting to attempting to poison her. However, Henry willingly consumes the curse instead, dying shortly after. Emma finally believes,[9] awakening Henry with true love's kiss and breaking the curse.[15] After her mother arrives in Storybrooke, Cora convinces Regina to obtain the Dark One's dagger to gain power, though she later dies during the fight to protect Mr. Gold. Henry is then kidnapped and taken to Neverland by new arrivals Greg and Tamara, after they are stopped by Regina and Emma from destroying Storybrooke. Regina travels with Emma, Mary Margaret, David, Mr. Gold, and Captain Hook,[17] eventually managing to rescue Henry from the evil Peter Pan,[30] and return to Storybrooke.[31] However, Pan enacts Regina's curse once more,[18] forcing her to reverse the original curse returning her and the remaining inhabitants to their original worlds while Emma and Henry escape to New York City.[19]

Back in the Enchanted Forest, Regina struggles to come to terms with the loss of Henry, though Mary Margaret and Robin Hood persuade her to move forward.[20] Regina soon learns she is half-sisters with Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West. To save them from Zelena's threats, Regina helps Snow and David enact a new curse to return to Storybrooke, before Zelena adds a forgetting potion to it. With no memories of the past year, Regina faces the struggle of Henry's lost memories of her in Storybrooke until his book restores his memories and she breaks the curse with true love's kiss, restoring the residents' memories of the past year. She meanwhile forms a bond with Robin Hood, which turns romantic after she learns he is her soul mate.[32] Zelena later obtains Regina's heart as an ingredient in her scheme to change the past, though Regina uses her newly discovered light power to defeat her. After Emma and Hook are dragged into Zelena's time portal, they inadvertently return with Maid Marian, who was originally sentenced to death by Regina. To the anger of Regina, Marian, Robin, and Roland are reunited, causing a schism in her own relationship with Robin. Marian is later frozen by the Snow Queen, leading Regina to try to find a cure for her to help Robin, while removing Marian's heart to prevent the Freezing Curse from killing her. Meanwhile, Regina and Henry seek to discover the writer of his book, believing that the events depicted, are the cause of her suffering. Later on, Regina forgives Emma, after they confront an ice warrior generated by the Snow Queen. Eventually, Regina helps locate Emma, after she runs away when she loses control of her magic. After the defeat of the Snow Queen, Regina puts Marian's heart back in her, but when she realizes that remnants of the Freezing Curse still remains, she realizes that Marian, Robin Hood, and Roland have to leave Storybrooke. Regina later learns from Henry that the writer might be in Storybrooke. Regina has become mayor again, but since then her fixation have been trying to find the Author, even as going far as joining Gold, Maleficent, Ursula and Cruella De Vil in order to seek out the writer, only to be found out by Gold as a traitor. Afterwards, she is then blackmailed by Gold, who tells her that Zelena is alive and has taken Marian's place by stealing Robin Hood away from her. As a result, she has to go along with Gold's plan to make Emma become dark. Emma and Regina go on a road trip to find Lily, and save Robin from Zelena. Emma, Regina, Robin, Roland, Lily, and Zelena finally make their way back to Storybrooke. Regina locks Zelena in the mental asylum. Later Regina comes to the pawn shop to recruit the Author. Regina shows the Author the alternate page and he tells her that he needs savior darkness to make ink. Regina stabs Lily's hand to get it. Later Regina and the Author come to see Zelena. Regina tells Zelena that she's going to get the Author to erase Zelena from the book, but later decides to let Zelena live.

Prince Charming[33] David Nolan Josh Dallas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 N/A 85[34] Alive
Josh Dallas
Prince David is the true love of Snow White, as well as the father of their daughter Emma Swan and son Neal Nolan, and grandfather of Henry.

David was originally a poor shepherd whose twin brother James was given to King George as an heir in a deal with Rumplestiltskin. When James is killed in battle against the warrior Behemoth, David takes his brother's name in exchange for the prosperity of his mother Ruth's farm. King Midas declares David fit to marry his daughter Abigail and unite the kingdoms. However, David wants to marry for love, but George vows to kill his mother if he declines.[35] Before his marriage, he falls in love with Snow White, who nicknames him Charming,[7] later inviting her to run away. After continuous interceptions by George, the Evil Queen Regina captures him to convince Snow to willingly eat an apple containing a sleeping curse.[9][10] He later awakens her and the pair marry, before Regina announces that she will cast a curse to destroy their happiness. Rumplestiltskin informs them that their expected child will break the curse in 28 years. Emma is born shortly before the curse takes hold, and Charming places her in a magical wardrobe to protect her from the curse, before being wounded by the Queen's knights.[4]

In Storybrooke, he first appears as a John Doe, who has gone unidentified for years.[4] He awakens after Mary Margaret (Snow White) reads him their story. He reunites with his wife Kathryn (Princess Abigail), and is identified as David Nolan.[7] David suffers from amnesia and cannot remember his fake life with Kathryn. He falls in love with Mary Margaret and begins an affair with her,[10] ending his marriage to Kathryn, who is soon reported as being murdered[11] – a plan arranged between Regina Mills and Mr. Gold. David becomes a suspect in her disappearance, until evidence against Mary Margaret is found.[13] Kathryn is found alive, though David's relationship with Mary Margaret becomes strained, as he did not believe her innocence.[8][14] He decides to move to Boston, though the curse is broken shortly after, and he reunites with Snow and Emma.[15] David agrees to send a wraith released into Storybrooke through a portal, though Emma and Mary Margaret are dragged with it. David looks after Henry while Emma and Mary Margaret are absent.[36] After failing attempts of transportation, David falls under a sleeping curse to communicate with Mary Margaret. He is awoken by true love's kiss when the two return. When Henry is kidnapped to Neverland, David travels with Mary Margaret, Emma, Regina, Mr. Gold, and Captain Hook in order to rescue him from Peter Pan.[17] In Neverland, David is poisoned by Dreamshade,[37] though Hook partially cures him and the group successfully return to Storybrooke where Mr. Gold fully heals him.[38] After Pan enacts the original curse once more, David is returned to his original world with the remaining inhabitants, while Emma and Henry escape to New York City.[19]

Back in the Enchanted Forest, David learns that Snow is pregnant but also discovers that Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West wants their baby. The two realize they must enact a new curse to return to Storybrooke and make Emma stop Zelena. A reassuring David lets Snow crush his heart, though she later asks Regina to split her heart in two to give to both of them. Zelena then adds a forgetting potion to the curse, removing their memories of the past year. A year later, Emma returns to Storybrooke, and David and Mary Margaret reveal they are having a baby.[20] Zelena poses as the couple's mid-wife, stealing a symbol of David's courage from him.[39] Zelena is ultimately defeated and Mary Margaret gives birth to a son, whom she names after Henry's father and Rumplestiltkin's son, Neal. After six weeks, Cruella and Ursula show up in town, and Mary Margaret and David told them to keep their past a secret. Sometime, in the past Snow and Charming met the Queens of Darkness.

N/A Henry Daniel Mills Jared S. Gilmore
Robbie Kay (In Peter Pan's Body)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 N/A 84[40] Alive
Jared S. Gilmore
Henry Daniel Mills[41] is Emma Swan and Neal Cassidy's son, whom she gave up for adoption after giving birth soon after getting released from jail.[4][42] He is also Snow White, Prince Charming and Rumplestiltskin's grandson, and the great-grandson of the latter's father's alias Peter Pan. He is adopted by Regina Mills (the Evil Queen), who finds him through Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin). His first name Henry is named after Regina's father[26] and his middle is the same as Regina's lost love.

An older Henry receives his cherished book of fairy tales from his teacher Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White), discovering that the residents of Storybrooke are characters from it after noticing he is the only one in town who ages.[31] His realization of Regina's true identity strains his relationship with her, and she sends him to regular therapy sessions with Dr. Archie Hopper to end his belief in the curse.[26] Hoping to break the curse, Henry finds his biological mother Emma Swan in Boston and brings her to Storybrooke.[4] He eventually convinces her of the truth by consuming a sleeping curse intended for her by Regina,[43] nearly resulting in him dying. However, he is awoken with true love's kiss by Emma, which also breaks the curse.[15] Emma and Mary Margaret are then dragged into a portal, leaving David (Prince Charming) to look after him.[36] Following the death of Regina's mother Cora, and her vowing to avenge Mary Margaret, Henry seeks to remove magic from Storybrooke. When Emma and Regina stop the trigger enacted by Greg Mendell and Tamara from destroying the town, he is kidnapped by the pair and taken to Neverland, where it is revealed that Peter Pan (Henry's great-grandfather) wants possession of him as he owns "the heart of the truest believer".[17][44] Pan eventually persuades Henry to give him his heart, putting it into Pan's body, telling him it will save magic.[30] Regina reclaims the heart and resurrects Henry. However, Pan inhabits Henry's body in Storybrooke,[31] until Gold corrects the bodies. However, Pan enacts the original curse again, forcing Emma and Henry to leave Storybrooke forever. Regina erases the events following the curse's enactment, and gives the pair new happy memories. Henry's past is altered and instead of being put up for adoption, he lives with Emma in New York City.[19] A year later, Hook restores Emma's memories,[19] leading her to return to Storybrooke with both Henry and Hook to save their family.[20] With no memories, Henry is initially confused and suspicious of Emma's decision to relocate to Storybrooke, until Emma restores his memories with his book. Henry later helps Regina to search for his storybook's writer. When Emma's magic goes out of control, after being manipulated by the Snow Queen, Henry tries to help calm her down, only to end up getting injured. He joins Mary Margret, David, Regina, and the others in their hunt for Emma. After the search is over, he watched Emma's display in the sky, when the Snow Queen decides to enact the Spell of Shattered Sight. Later on, Regina seals Henry in her office, to prevent other people from hurting him when the spell engulfs Storybrooke. Henry, after the spell, shows Emma and Regina a room full of empty books in the same house that Gold and Belle had their honeymoon at.

Henry later realises he is the new Author, after being drawn into an alternative universe by the previous author Isaac, as he tried to reverse the destiny of the characters. Henry decides that the power is too much, breaking the quill that control's the book, in half.

Rumplestiltskin Mr. Gold Robert Carlyle (adult)
Wyatt Oleff (child)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 N/A 79[45] In Stasis
Robert Carlyle
Rumplestiltskin is a whimsical yet sinister sorcerer who delights in making devilish deals with desperate people, warning them "all magic comes with a price".[46] He is the former avatar of "The Dark One"also takes the role of the Beast and also nicknamed as the Crocodile that cost Captain Hook his left hand. He is the true love of Belle, father to Baelfire/Neal Cassidy, and grandfather to his and Emma Swan's biological son Henry.

As a boy, Rumplestiltskin's father Malcolm abandons him with two spinners, from whom he receives a magic bean to create a portal to another world. His father uses the bean to take them to Neverland, though he forces Rumplestiltskin to be returned to the Enchanted Forest, realizing his son is preventing him from becoming a boy again. Rumplestiltskin witnesses as his father transforms into Peter Pan. In his adult years, Rumplestiltskin is a poor spinner who deserts from the Ogre Wars, to the disgust of his wife Milah, who leaves him for the pirate Killian Jones. Rumplestiltskin is then tricked by Zoso and eventually becomes the Dark One. Rumplestiltskin kills Milah and cuts off Killians' hand, making him Captain Hook. He prevents his son Baelfire being forced to join the wars,[27] though Bae wants rid of his powers, creating a portal to transport them to a world without magic. Rumplestiltskin fears losing his powers, leaving Bae to cross over alone; he vows to find his son.[14] He trains Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West, until she becomes jealous of his continued teaching of her half-sister, the Evil Queen Regina, who he chooses to cast his curse. As part of a deal to save her town, Belle becomes the caretaker of his estate and the two form a romantic bond until Rumplestiltskin forces her to leave forever, mistaking her for working with Regina, who later claims that Belle committed suicide. Soon afterwards, Prince Charming and Snow White use squid ink to immobilize, and placed him into a magical jail.[28] Regina enacts his curse, and he requests that she give him a place of comfort in the "new world" that they will be sent to.[26]

In Storybrooke, he is Mr. Gold, the owner of a pawn shop and the town's wealthiest resident. He remembers his true identity,[29] and owns most of the town.[4] He finds Regina a baby whom she names Henry, only for her to later learn that he is Emma Swan's biological son.[26] He helps Emma become Sheriff,[27] and offers his legal services to Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White).[8] Emma eventually breaks the curse and Gold is reunited with Belle, bringing magic back to Storybrooke,[15] though he is later enraged when he learns that leaving the town will remove residents' magical memories, as he had planned to search for Baelfire. Gold eventually creates a potion to leave and tracks Bae to Manhattan, learning he is Neal Cassidy, Henry's father.[47] Gold begins to die after he is poisoned by Hook with Dreamshade and the group return to Storybrooke, where Mary Margaret heals him by reluctantly cursing Cora's heart. When Henry is kidnapped to Neverland, Gold travels with Emma, her parents, Regina and Hook to rescue him from his father's plot to steal Henry's heart.[17] Returning to Storybrooke, Pan attempts to kill his loved ones, though Gold uses his dagger to sacrifice both himself and his father.[19] However, Pan's curse is enacted, and when Regina destroys her curse to end Pan's curse, the inhabitants are returned to the Enchanted Forest.

Neal and Belle travel to Rumplestiltskin's castle and are located to the Dark One's vault where Neal resurrects Rumplestiltskin but kills himself. Before he dies, Rumplestiltskin merges Neal's body with his own. When Snow White and Prince Charming enact a curse to stop Zelena, Mr. Gold is returned to Storybrooke under Zelena's control. Emma later finds him, only to find that Neal is trapped within him, thus causing Gold to lose his mind. Neal asks for Emma to free Gold to defeat Zelena, though he will die; she reluctantly agrees.[48] Mr. Gold proposes to Belle, also giving her his dagger. Unknown to her, it is a fake, and Gold uses the original to kill Zelena. He later marries Belle with her father's blessing, secretly returning the real dagger to Belle. Gold soon discovers the Sorcerer Merlin's magical hat in Storybrooke and once again defies Belle to take back the original blade. Attempting to cleave himself from his dagger and have ultimate power and control by killing Hook, Belle stops him and banishes him from the town. Gold finds Ursula and Cruella and enlists them to help in returning to Storybrooke, later teaming with Maleficent to find the Author of Henry's book and retrieve their own happy endings at the expense of Emma who's savior status must be removed. As Mr. Gold's darkened heart affliction worsens, he uses the Author to create an alternate universe in which villains get there happy endings. However, Henry undoes Isaac's work, and Belle finds an unconscious Mr. Gold back in Storybrooke. The Apprentice removes the Dark One's powers from Gold's heart and keeps him in a preservation spell. The darkness is then taken in by Emma, who becomes the new Dark One.

Jiminy Cricket Dr. Archibald Hopper Raphael Sbarge (adult)
Morgan Roff (teenager)
Adam Young (child)
1 2, 3, 4 24[49] Alive
Raphael Sbarge
Jiminy Cricket is the son of con artists who desires to live an honest life, but is too weak-willed to leave his family. He receives a potion from Rumplestiltskin that will free him from his parents but inadvertently gives it to a young couple, transforming the pair into puppets. He wishes on a star in the hopes that the couple will be transformed back. The Blue Fairy appears and tells him that she cannot undo Rumplestiltskin's work. To make things right, she transforms him into a cricket so that he can be free from his parents and guide the couple's son Geppetto.[46]

In Storybrooke, he is Dr. Archibald "Archie" Hopper, the town's psychotherapist.[4] He is good friends with Marco (Geppetto). Archie is asked by Regina Mills (the Evil Queen) to convince her adopted son Henry that his ideas about the curse are false.[26] Although it violates his conscience, he initially complies with her demands. Archie confides to Henry that he wants to be free, standing up to Regina and threatening to declare her an unfit mother if she continues to interfere with his sessions.[46] Emma later breaks the curse and he regains his memories as Jiminy.[8] Regina's mother Cora later assumes the form of her daughter and abducts Archie while disguising an unspecified person she killed as his body. He is later found by Belle on Captain Hook's ship, from which he is rescued.[50] After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Archie, along with the other inhabitants are consumed by the curse and returned to their original worlds.[19] When the Wicked Witch of the West enacts a new curse, Archie is sent back to Storybrooke.

Huntsman Sheriff Graham Humbert Jamie Dornan 1 2 9[51] Deceased
Jamie Dornan
The Huntsman is a nameless hunter who is a solitary recluse, raised by wolves. He considers the wolves to be his true family, and is greatly saddened by the deaths of animals. He is considered by the Evil Queen Regina the perfect assassin, and is hired to kill Snow White, though he spares her for selflessness. When he offers the Queen a stag's heart instead, she realizes she has been tricked and tears out the Huntsman's heart, keeping it in her vault and using it to make him her slave.[6] When Prince Charming is led to his execution, the Huntsman helps him escape. The Prince asks him to assist him, but he states he cannot leave and not to let the sacrifice of his heart be in vain.[15]

In Storybrooke, he is Sheriff Graham Humbert, the town's handsome and level-headed police officer.[4] In the earlier parts of Storybrooke, Sheriff Graham helps Regina Mills (the Evil Queen) in preventing Owen and Kurt Flynn from leaving town. When Emma Swan arrives, he is one of the few residents who go against Regina, making her his deputy.[26][46] He and Emma are attracted to each other, though he has a secret sexual relationship with Regina,[26][46] which Emma later discovers, feeling betrayed and disgusted.[35] As he experiences flashbacks of his previous life, he seeks advice from Henry Mills, who tells him of his story. After Graham is unable to locate his heart, he ends his relationship with Regina and starts a new relationship with Emma, regaining his lost memories in the process. However, Regina crushes his heart and he dies in Emma's arms, shortly after thanking Emma for helping him remember who he truly was.[6]

Pinocchio August Wayne Booth Eion Bailey (August)
Jakob Davies (Pinocchio)
1 1, 2, 4 21[52] Alive
Eion Bailey
Pinocchio is a puppet that Geppetto carved from an enchanted tree. As a boy, he gives his life to save Geppetto from drowning, though the Blue Fairy restores him into a real boy, promising that the spell will hold if he is selfless, brave and truthful. Later, the Blue Fairy asks Geppetto to form a magical wardrobe to save the pregnant Snow White and Prince Charming from the Evil Queen's curse. However, the curse will send the inhabitants to a land without magic, and Pinocchio would be at risk of being transformed back into a puppet. Snow gives birth to Emma and Geppetto sends his son through the wardrobe, telling him to protect the child and get her to break the curse. After transporting, Pinocchio finds Emma, and they live in an orphanage until he leaves Emma to run away with other members of the home.[53]

Seventeen years later, Pinocchio (under the alias of August Wayne Booth) travels to Portland and confronts Neal Cassidy, a thief who falls in love with an older Emma. He convinces him to leave Emma to allow her to fulfill her destiny. After Emma is arrested for possession of stolen items, he informs Neal of Emma's sentencing and later when the curse is broken.[36] August enters Storybrooke upon Emma's arrival to the town,[42] attempting to convince her of the curse's reality.[8] He informs Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) and Emma that he is deathly ill and needs magic, though her denial refuses to see his condition.[53] When Emma realizes the curse's reality, she visits August for help, though he completely turns to wood.[15] After the curse is broken, Mary Margaret finds August hiding in the woods, ashamed of the mistakes that he has made. He is later found by Tamara and offered a potion that will keep him human forever if he leaves Storybrooke. Upon realizing that Tamara intends to bring harm to the Storybrooke citizens, August attempts to warn Emma, but is fatally wounded by Tamara. However, it is determined that August's actions were selfless, brave, and true and Mother Superior (the Blue Fairy) restores him to his original form of a seven-year-old Pinocchio.[54]

After Regina puts a sleeping spell on Pinocchio so that she and Maleficent can find out about the Author of the "Once Upon a Time" book at Mr. Gold's cabin, Mr. Gold uses his magic to age Pinocchio back into August. Using a temporary spell that Mr. Gold took from the fairies, he reactivated August's built-in lie detector to ask him about the Author. August told Mr. Gold the truth while describing the door that the Author is behind. Cruella De Vil was left to guard August. After August was freed and Ursula leaves with her father King Poseidon, August recuperates at Emma's apartment where he was brushed up on Regina being Mary Margaret's mole in finding out Mr. Gold's plan. August told Emma how he told Mr. Gold everything and that he didn't tell him that the door in question is in Henry's possession, as the author was actually trapped in the book. He also mentions that the door in the "Once Upon a Time" book is where the Sorcerer placed the Author, only to later reveal that there were others before the current one. Before Emma unlocks the book, he warns her to be careful, as the author had manipulated the stories for his own enjoyment.

Red Riding Hood/Wolf Ruby Lucas Meghan Ory 2 1, 3 33[55] Alive
Meghan Ory
Red Riding Hood, also known as the Wolf is a young woman who is also a werewolf. Her name derives from the red cloak that prevents her transformation.

Red meets Snow White during the latter's fleeing from King George. The two work together to attempt to kill a wolf that is terrorizing the area, gradually leading them to believe it is Peter, Red's lover. However, Red soon discovers she is in fact the wolf, and inadvertently kills Peter.[13] During her later travels with Snow, she discovers a society of werewolves, including her supposed mother, Anita. Red learns to control her wolf transformation, but when Anita plans to kill Snow in a revenge attack, she is accidentally impaled by Red in wolf form.[8]

In Storybrooke, she is Ruby Lucas, a rebellious young woman who wants to leave town but is held back by her grandmother's ill health.[4][13] She works at Granny's Diner as a waitress,[10][27] though her relationship with her grandmother is strained, as she disapproves of her behavior and provocative attire.[4][13] Ruby later tires of responsibility, quitting her job, and becoming Sheriff Emma Swan's assistant. Due to her tracking skills inherited from the wolf's curse, she manages to discover a buried box containing a human heart. Horrified, she decides to resume working at Granny's, and as a result of her new-found maturity, she adopts a more mature image. When Emma breaks the curse, Ruby's memories are returned and she reunites with her family and friends.[36] Her wolf abilities remain, and on the first full moon since the curse is broken, Ruby transforms. An apparent wolf murder of Billy (Gus) is discovered, though an investigation reveals that Albert Spencer (King George) killed him in an attempt to frame her. Following comfort by David, she remembers self-control as a wolf and goes for a run in the woods.

Belle Lacey French Emilie de Ravin 2, 3, 4, 5 1 52[56] Alive
Emilie de Ravin
Belle is the daughter of Sir Maurice and his wife Colette. She is true love of Rumplestiltskin. When her father's realm is threatened by the ogre wars, Rumplestiltskin offers to protect it in exchange for Belle becoming caretaker of his estate. Belle accepts the deal and the pair form a bond until Rumplestiltskin mistakenly believes that Belle is working for Regina and forces her to leave forever. Before this happen Colette protected her daughter at the expense of her own life. Belle does not remember this and to get back her memories she travels to Arendelle where she meets Princess Anna, and is partially responsible for her being caught by the Snow Queen. Belle later joins an expedition to hunt the Yaoguai, a monster terrorizing a distant kingdom. Using her knowledge of books, she teams up with Mulan to defeat the beast, which turns out to be a cursed Prince Phillip. She then intended to return to Rumplestiltskin, though the Evil Queen captures her, even as Belle defiantly tells her that she will never keep her apart from Rumplestiltskin. Then, the Evil Queen and falsely claims to Rumplestiltskin that Belle committed suicide, upsetting him.

In Storybrooke, Belle is kept beneath the town's hospital for 28 years by Regina.[29] She is later released by Jefferson and finds Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin), professing her love for him when the curse is broken and standing beside him as he brings magic to Storybrooke.[15] When Gold finds a way to leave Storybrooke without losing his memories, Belle is shot by Captain Hook, causing her to fall across the border and lose her memory again. Belle later "remembers" her cursed self as a scantily-clad barfly named Lacey French, who encourages the darker urges in Gold. Gold later finds a potion that returns her original identity, after which she does not use the name "Lacey". As Mr. Gold, along with Emma Swan, Mary Margaret, David, Regina, and Captain Hook travel to retrieve a kidnapped Henry from Neverland, he gives Belle a protection spell to cast around Storybrooke.[17] He encounters a form of Belle frequently in Neverland as an illusion to act as a crutch to his cowardliness;[57] she is later revealed as his father Peter Pan's shadow in disguise. The two are reunited when the group return to Storybrooke after retrieving Henry,[18] though Gold sacrifices himself to kill his father. However, Pan's curse remains and Belle, along with the other inhabitants are sent back to their original worlds.[19]

In the Enchanted Forest, Belle and Neal travel to Rumplestiltskin's castle and are directed to the Dark One's vault. To the disapproval of Belle, Neal unlocks the vault, resurrecting Rumplestiltskin but sacrificing himself.[48] Belle is returned to Storybrooke when Snow and Charming enact a new curse to stop Zelena from taking their baby. Upon his freedom, Mr. Gold proposes to Belle after trusting her with his dagger (unknown to her, it is a replica) and the two are married. After feeling a surge of guilt when Elsa tries to find Anna, Belle uses the fake dagger to "force" Rumplestiltskin to take her to the Snow Queen's lair, so that she can steal the Sorcerer's hat and use it to force the Snow Queen to reveal where Anna is. Instead, she ran into the Mirror of Shattered Sight, which caused her to feel that she was responsible for Anna's disappearance, and believe that Rumplestiltskin only married her because he could manipulate her, and that her dagger was a fake. The enchantment causes her to lash out and cut Rumplestiltskin when he tries to get her away from the mirror, and when he teleports them back to his shop, she apologizes for losing trust in him, and promises never to use the dagger on him again. When Ingrid, the Snow Queen, freezes the police station's door shut to keep the others from warning Emma of her scheme, she convinced Rumplestiltskin to go help out. After the Snow Queen cast the Spell of Shattered Sight, she found a counterspell for the Spell of Shattered Sight, and worked with the Fairies on the cure. However, when the cure was close to its completion, Rumplestiltskin led her out of Granny's Diner, so that Hook could capture the Fairies with the Sorcerer's Hat. Then, Rumplestiltskin locks Belle inside of his shop, to prevent others from getting to her when the spell hits. After the Spell of Shattered Sight is ended, Belle learns that the dagger she has, is a fake and she uses the real one to force her husband, Mr. Gold, to leave Storybrooke. Sometime, during six weeks Belle learned about the apprentice, the hat, and the wizard. Belle has found a "soulmate" in Will Scarlet, upsetting Gold, who also tricked Belle into retrieving the Dagger from while posing as Hook.

Belle later learns that Mr. Gold's condition is worsening as he will soon be consumed by the Dark One's powers. After Henry undoes Isaac's work, Belle finds Mr. Gold's body on the ground as he tells her to get far away with Will. Belle tells Mr. Gold that she isn't in love with Will as she informs the others of Mr. Gold's condition which led the Apprentice to make an attempt to seal the Dark One's powers in the Sorcerer's Hat to save Mr. Gold's life. When the Dark One's powers escaped from the Sorcerer's Hat, Belle witnessed the Dark One's powers attack the Apprentice.

Captain Killian "Hook" Jones N/A Colin O'Donoghue 2, 3, 4, 5 N/A [58] 59[59] Alive
Colin O'Donoghue
Killian Jones, is a pirate who formerly worked for a King with his brother Liam. The two were sent to Neverland to retrieve the plant Dreamshade. Killian is reluctant to follow orders after Peter Pan informs them it is poisonous. A stubborn Liam is ultimately killed by the plant, leading Killian to become his own captain of the Jolly Roger. Some time after, he seduces away Rumplestiltskin's wife, Milah. In a later fight, Rumplestiltskin cuts off Jones' hand, which he replaces with a hook, thus receiving his alias as Captain Hook. He once again travels to Neverland,[38] where he finds and takes care of Rumplestiltskin's son Baelfire after he is separated from his father Rumplestiltskin. He forms an unlikely friendship with him, until Bae learns that Hook took Milah from his father. He hands Bae over to the Lost Boys who take him to Peter Pan.[17] Returning from Neverland, Hook is enlisted by the Evil Queen Regina to dispose of her mother Cora in Wonderland, though Hook and Cora form an alliance. When the Dark Curse is activated, Cora protects them both and part of the Enchanted Forest with a barrier spell, frozen in time for 28 years.[60]

After this time period, Hook follows Emma and Mary Margaret to Storybrooke with Cora, through a magic bean obtained by Hook.[60] When Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) finds a way to leave Storybrooke without losing his memories, Hook shoots his love Belle, causing her to fall across the town's border and lose her memory again. After Gold travels to Manhattan to locate Baelfire, Hook poisons him, but is captured by Neal Cassidy (Baelfire)'s fiancé Tamara, to be used in her and Greg Mendell's plot to destroy magic in Storybrooke. He originally leaves Storybrooke with a stolen magic bean for himself, but returns to help Emma, Mary Margaret, David, Regina, and Mr. Gold travel to Neverland with his ship, after Henry Mills is transported there.[17] In Neverland, Hook becomes the group's guide for directions,[38] and they retrieve Henry from the sinister Peter Pan and journey back to Storybrooke,[31] where Pan enacts the original curse again. Hook, along with the other inhabitants, are taken to their original worlds, while Emma and Henry escape to New York City with new memories.

A year later, Hook arrives in the city and eventually restores Emma's memories with a potion, returning to Storybrooke with both Emma and Henry to break the new curse by Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West.[20] After Hook and Emma are dragged into Zelena's time portal, Emma uses her magic to re-open the portal to the present and begins a relationship with Hook, after he reveals he traded his ship for her. Hook's love for Emma would be put to the test after discovering that Gold was still in control of the dagger and has not changed. When he threatened to tell Belle and later Emma about using the knife, Gold in turn threatened Hook into doing his bidding by vowing to reveal Hook's dark side again, and later on while attempting to save Emma from Gold's plan to strip her of her powers, loses his heart to Gold, making Hook his puppet to use him to get what he wants. Soon afterwards, Gold tasks Hook with using the hat to drain the Fairies' magic, in order to kill the cure for the Spell of Shattered Sight, and to obtain enough power to free himself from the Dagger of Kris. Hook reluctantly agrees to the task, since Gold has his heart, and traps the fairies in the hat after Gold convinces Belle to leave Granny's Diner. When Emma and Elsa later arrive with Anna and Kristoff, Hook hides behind the counter, leading them to believe that the Fairies had been dealt with by the Snow Queen. With his job complete, Hook gives the hat to Gold, who tells him to enjoy the last day of his life wherever he wants, because when Gold completes his final preparations by the next morning, he will kill Hook. When the Spell of Shattered Sight was close to engulfing Storybrooke, Hook visits Emma one last time to say goodbye to her, before leaving to chain himself to a dock at the marina. When the Spell of Shattered Sight finally hits, Hook looks on as thunder rumbles and mirror shards rain from the sky. After the Spell of Shattered Sight was ended, Gold tried to kill Hook to free himself from his dagger, only to be stopped by Belle. Emma later restores Hook's heart to his body.

Six months later, Hook has appears to have become good friends with Belle and is helping her to free the fairies. After the Queens of Darkness and Rumpelstiltskin come to Storybrooke, Hook becomes worried about something happening to Emma, as he believes he is a villain and is therefor unable to get a happy ending, and she is his happy ending. After being informed of Golds plan to turn Emma to darkness, Hook vows to protect the woman he loves, no matter what.

Baelfire Neal Cassidy Michael Raymond-James (adult)
Dylan Schmid (teenager)
Sebastian Wilkinson (child)
3 1, 2 29[61] Deceased
Michael Raymond-James
Baelfire, often abbreviated to "Bae", is the son of Rumplestiltskin. As a child, Baelfire lives with his father after his mother Milah leaves. Rumplestiltskin prevents him from fighting in the ogre wars by becoming the Dark One. Bae is scared of his father's powers and obtains a magic bean that will take him and his father to a world without magic. However, Rumplestiltskin is too afraid to lose his powers and Bae is forced to enter the portal alone. He arrives in Victorian London, where he is adopted by the Darling family. After Bae learns that the Darlings are being stalked by a mysterious shadow, he protects the family by sacrificing himself and being taken to Neverland. En route, Bae escapes and is rescued by Captain Hook, later learning that his mother, Milah, was in love with Hook, which resulted in his abandonment and her death. Angry at Hook and his father, Bae wishes to be returned to the Darlings, but is captured by the Lost Boys.

After a number of unspecified adventures, Bae returns to the real world during the 20th century, taking on the identity of Neal Cassidy. In Portland, he meets Emma Swan with whom he falls in love with. The two plan to run away until Neal is accosted by August Booth (Pinocchio), who forces him to leave Emma to fulfill her destiny; Emma is arrested for possession of stolen watches. In Storybrooke, Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) and Emma track his son to Manhattan, and his true identity is revealed to Emma, while Neal discovers the two have a son, Henry.[47] Neal reluctantly returns to Storybrooke with his father, for Henry and Emma's sake, inviting his fiancé Tamara, though it is revealed she is working with Greg Mendell to destroy Storybrooke. After this discovery, Neal is shot by Tamara and falls through a portal to the Enchanted Forest.[17] After Neal discovers Emma is in Neverland,[44] he uses the Shadow to travel there, rescuing Henry from his sinister grandfather, Peter Pan, and returning to Storybrooke.[31] After Pan enacts the original curse again, Neal, along with the other inhabitants are consumed by the curse and returned to their original worlds.[19]

In the Enchanted Forest, Neal and Belle visit Rumplestiltskin's castle and are located to the Dark One's vault. Neal unlocks the vault, resurrecting Rumplestiltskin but sacrificing himself. Before he dies, Rumplestiltskin takes his body and merges it with his own. After Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West informs Rumplestiltskin that a new curse is coming, Neal temporarily splits from his father's body and sends a dose of memory potion to Hook to help Emma break the curse back in Storybrooke. Back in Storybrooke, Emma finds Neal trapped within Mr. Gold, thus causing him to lose his mind. Neal asks for Emma to free Gold to defeat Zelena though he will die; she reluctantly agrees.[48]

Neal was later mentioned by Henry when he chats with the Apprentice. The Apprentice tells Henry that the powers of the Author can't bring back to life anyone who has died outside their world.

Will Scarlet/Knave of Hearts/White King N/A Michael Socha 4 N/A 15 Alive
Michael Socha
Will Scarlet is the brother of Penelope Scarlet and the true love of Anastasia.

He lives in Oz with his elder sister Penelope. When she died due to drowning, he became depressed and couldn't take the heartache. When Robin Hood travels to Oz to obtain an elixir for Rumplestiltskin, he enlisted Will to help him get some. Sometime later, he travels to the Enchanted Forest and falls in love with Anastasia. He then becomes a member of the Merry Men. Upon stealing the looking-glass from Maleficient, he travels to Wonderland with Anastasia, hoping for a better life. See List of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland characters for further information on this.

Sometime later, Will was brought back to Storybrooke again by the Dark Curse when Snow White enacted it in the Enchanted Forest. He meets Robin Hood and apologies for his actions years ago. They then team up in search for "The Author" when Regina asked help from Robin. When the Spell of Shattered Sight was enacted by Ingrid, Will ended up in a fight with Hook and resume to his normal self when the curse ended.

It has yet to be explained what happened to Anastasia. But when asked, Will told Robin that she was 'gone'. He initially was heavily depressed and drunk all the time, but cleaned himself up sometime after the spell of shattered sight. Six months later, Will has sobered up and begun dating Belle who he views as a kindred spirit. Will was used by Mr. Gold to steal back Belle's heart from Regina's office while he distracted Maleficent. Will and Mr. Gold then returned Belle her heart. When Mr. Gold's condition was worsening after Henry undoes Isaac's work, Belle admitted to Mr. Gold that she wasn't in love with Will.

Robin Hood N/A Tom Ellis (First appearance)
Sean Maguire (Later appearances)
5 2, 3, 4 27[62][63] Alive
Sean Maguire
Robin Hood is a skilled archer who robs from the rich to give to the poor with his group of Merry Men. He is also the father to his and Maid Marian's son Roland.

Prior to his life of a thief, Robin was a tavern owner who was faced with having his establishment taken over by the Sheriff of Nottingham. Robin is then forced into making a deal with Rumplestiltskin to retrieve an elixir from Oz, but returns instead with a pendant for his future wife Marian. Robin would then become the prince of thieves after his friends turn the tables on the Sheriff and return the money to the townspeople.

In his earlier history, Will Scarlet was a part of Robin Hood's group where Will took him to raid an abandoned castle that was used as Maleficent's retreat. After it was discovered that someone had stolen a looking glass from Maleficent's retreat and her voice is heard that their campfire, Robin Hood asks who disobeyed his orders by taking one of Maleficent's items. When Robin Hood discovers that Will was behind the theft the next morning upon his departure, Robin Hood tells Will that he hopes his luck will last. The two later meet in Oz, where Robin's portal landed on a guard and helps free Will. Robin then obtains an elixir and a pendant, and escaped before Zelena captures him. He then gives the elixir to Will before returning to Sherwood Forest.

After a pregnant Marian falls ill, he breaks into Rumplestiltskin's castle to steal a magic wand. Rumplestiltskin catches and tortures Robin with the intention of killing him, though Belle frees him.[64] After Regina loses her love Daniel, Tinker Bell leads her to Robin Hood, claiming he is her true love. However, Regina is scared to love again and refuses to meet him. Marian is later killed by Regina (now the Evil Queen) for supporting Snow White, leaving Robin to raise Roland alone.

Whilst looking for a globe belonging to Rumplestiltskin, Neal and Mulan encounter Robin Hood in Rumplestiltskin's castle. He reluctantly uses Roland as bait to call Peter Pan's shadow to allow Neal to travel to Neverland. When Peter Pan's curse takes everyone from Storybrooke back to their original worlds, he rescues Regina and Mary Margaret in the Enchanted Forest from a flying monkey. He later offers them shelter as they plan to take back their castle from Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West.[20] He gradually forms a bond with Regina, and after Snow and Charming reluctantly enact a curse to save their baby from Zelena, Robin is sent to Storybrooke with no memories of the past year. He again likens to Regina who gives him her heart to hide from Zelena after she learns he is her soulmate. The two later begin a romantic relationship. However, this relationship is shattered after Emma, who traveled to the past with Captain Hook, unintentionally saved Marian before she could be executed by Regina and brought her back to the present. Robin Hood and Roland are reunited with Maid Marian which hurts Regina. Robin decides return to Marian, leaving Regina on a quest to remove her. Ironically, when Marian is hit with a freezing spell caused by the Ice Queen, Ingird, Regina is called by Robin Hood to help save her. He tries to save Marian, with true love's kiss, but it doesn't work. Robin Hood confessed that it didn't work because he is in love with Regina. Upon agreeing with Robin Hood, Regina and Henry had to remove Maid Marian's heart until Regina can find another way to unfreeze her. While Marian is frozen, Robin tries to remain faithful, but his love for Regina over powers him. Robin Hood later encountered Will Scarlet again at Granny's diner. The two of them have a discussion, and Will says to Robin if you find true love, you must fight for it every day, and after hearing that, his feelings for Regina take hold, and he finds Regina in her vault, and the two share a night of passion.

After Robin and Regina reunite, Regina tells Robin of her quest to find the author of Henry's book because she believes the author is causing her unhappy ending. Robin then finds Will Scarlett again, and the two end up investigating in the Storybrooke Library. There Robin finds a missing or alternate page of Henry's book, which indicates that Regina has a bright future behind every turn. Later on, When Ingrid's spell is broken, Robin is reunited with Marian, who was aware that of his love for Regina, and she gives her blessing for Regina and Robin to be together. Robin chooses to be with Regina, however, Marian begins to faint due to the remnants of the freezing spell in her heart that would cause her to die if she did not leave Storybrooke, Regina tells Robin that he has to take Marian over the town line to save her life. Unfortunately, the town line had a curse, if anyone crosses it, they can't come back. Regina informs Robin and that he must take Marian and Roland out of Storybrooke and into our world but they won't be able to come back due to the curse. Before he leaves, Robin become emotional and kisses Regina one last time. Regina later has a dream that she reunites with Robin Hood until her Evil Queen side shows up and starts to attack. Before it can be shown what the Evil Queen was attacking, Regina woke up.

When Robin Hood arrived in New York City with his family, he is confronted by an exiled Gold, who wanted them out of his son's apartment. After Gold has a heart attack scare, he enlist Robin to retrieve the elixir that was hidden at Walsh's furniture store and succeeds. Unfortunately, after that task was completed, Gold allowed Robin and his family to live in Neal's apartment, only to have Gold learn that Zelena has taken Marian's place, having killed her by using the pendant that Robin gave Marian back in the Enchanted Forest. Gold did not tell Robin about what actually happened to Marian, but knowing that his heart is still with Regina, he told him to pursue whoever he feels for. Robin, believing that he wants to make him marriage work, deletes Regina's number, delighting an unsuspecting Zelena, who also wanted Robin for herself and to ruin Regina's happiness.

When Emma, Regina, and Lily confront Robin Hood and Zelena, Regina mentioned to Robin Hood what actually happened to Maid Marian. Even though Robin Hood is aware of what happened, he can't leave Zelena because she is pregnant. Regina was able to bring both of them and Roland back to Storybrooke where Zelena was remanded to the psychiatric ward of Storybrooke General Hospital. Robin Hood visited the psychiatric ward at the time when Regina decides to spare Zelena. After Henry had undid Isaac's work, Regina visited Robin Hood at the diner telling him that Zelena is still in the psychiatric ward.

Zelena/Wicked Witch of the West N/A Rebecca Mader 5 3, 4 15[65] Alive
Rebecca Mader
Zelena is the daughter of Cora and half-sister of Regina. As a young woman, a man named Jonathan claiming to be a Prince proposes to Cora. The two conceive Zelena, though Cora discovers Jonathan's fake identity, sending Zelena away to Oz, to become a royal. As a young woman, her adopted father becomes frustrated at her magical powers and reveals she is adopted. She visits the Wizard of Oz who tells her of her back story and of Regina who was favored over her to be Queen. Zelena is transported to the Enchanted Forest, where Rumplestiltskin trains her after she reveals her relations. However, she becomes envious when he continues teaching Regina magic. Zelena returns to Oz without him, disappointed that he would choose Regina over her to enact his curse. There, she adopts her new green skin triggered by her jealousy.[32] Glinda the Good Witch takes her to her "sisters" of the East and North, speaking of her supposed destiny as the savior of Oz and giving her a pendant to harness her magic. However, upon the arrival of Dorothy Gale, Zelena again becomes envious, tricking her into returning to Kansas, while banishing Glinda to the Enchanted Forest.

Later known as the Wicked Witch of the West, she overtakes Regina's castle, following Peter Pan's curse that returns Storybrooke's residents to the Enchanted Forest. Regina learns of their relations, while Zelena tricks Neal into resurrecting Rumplestiltskin, sacrificing himself. After merging his son's body with his own, Rumplestiltskin becomes insane, manipulated by Zelena with his dagger. After Zelena threatens Snow and Charming's baby, they learn from Glinda that light magic will defeat Zelena. Believing Emma to be the key, they cast a new curse to take them to Storybrooke. Charming sacrifices his heart to Snow, but Zelena adds a forgetting potion to the curse, removing the characters' memories of the past year.

In Storybrooke, Zelena appears as a midwife who befriends Mary Margaret, scheming to get closer to her unborn baby while holding Mr. Gold prisoner.[66] Emma later finds Gold, discovering that Neal is trapped within him. Neal asks Emma to free Gold in order to defeat Zelena, though he will die; she reluctantly agrees.[48] Zelena later curses Captain Hook to remove Emma's powers. Belle learns that Zelena needs four ingredients (David's courage, Regina's heart, Rumplestiltskin's brain, and David and Mary Margaret's newborn son)[39] to enact a time-travelling spell to travel to the past. She successfully obtains different forms of the items, though Regina uses her newly discovered light magic to defeat her. She spares her life, giving Zelena a second chance. However, Rumplestiltskin avenges Neal by stabbing Zelena with his dagger, shattering her into pieces. Shortly afterwards, Zelena's magic within her pendant enacts the time-travel spell, opening the portal which Emma and Hook fall through. Sending them back to the Enchanted Forest of the past, Emma reclaims her magic and re-opens a portal back to present-day Storybrooke.

It was later discovered that Zelena's soul actually went back in time where she managed to revive herself and that Zelena assumed Maid Marian's place upon making her fatally vanish. This way, she can resume making Regina Mills suffer. She even played a trick where she swapped out the Elixir of the Wounded Heart without Robin Hood noticing at the time when Mr. Gold was in the hospital. Zelena later told Mr. Gold her plan to steal Robin Hood's heart so that she can make Robin Hood fall in love. In order to get to the Author, Zelena convinces Mr. Gold to spare her life in exchange for giving him the Elixir of the Wounded Heart. Robin Hood is unaware that Zelena is posing as Maid Marian. Nine weeks later, Regina is shocked to learn that Zelena is alive when she answers Robin Hood's phone. Before hanging up, Zelena states to Regina that they will see each other again soon. After the call, Mr. Gold states to Regina that he and Zelena have come to an understanding and will have Zelena kill Robin Hood if Regina doesn't cooperate with him.

When Emma, Regina, and Lily confront Robin Hood and Zelena, Regina mentioned to Robin Hood what actually happened to Maid Marian. Even though Robin Hood is aware of what happened, he can't leave Zelena because she is pregnant. Upon the return to Storybrooke, Zelena is locked up in the psychiatric ward of the Storybrooke General Hospital for Regina. Upon obtaining Lily's blood for the Magic Ink, Regina and Isaac visit Zelena's cell at the Storybrooke General Hospital and states that she plans to write an ending for Zelena. Regina then plans to have Zelena written out the story as Zelena claims that she has gotten to know about Cora. As the Magic Ink is drying, Regina tells Zelena that Cora wasn't a better mother as Robin Hood comes in. Regina decides to spare Zelena only for Isaac to write his rendezvous with Mr. Gold. After Henry undoes Isaac's work, Regina tells Robin Hood that Zelena is still in the psychiatric ward.

From what Regina said when she spared Zelena's life, Zelena will be allowed to have her baby, but it will cared for by Robin and Regina. In addition, Zelena will have to abide by strict visitation rules.

Secondary characters[edit]

Fictional counterpart Real-world counterpart Portrayer Recurring seasons Episode count Status
Seven Dwarfs
The Seven Dwarfs are a group of dwarf miners whose names reflect their personality traits. They are good friends with Snow White and Prince Charming, allowing Snow to live with them when she was escaping from the Evil Queen.[10] After Peter Pan enacts his curse, the dwarfs are returned to their original worlds with the other inhabitants.[19] After the Wicked Witch of the West enacts a new curse, the dwarfs are sent back to Storybrooke.
Dreamy/Grumpy Leroy Lee Arenberg 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 39[67] Alive
Lee Arenberg
Dreamy is one of the Seven Dwarfs who hatched from eggs. Like all dwarfs at birth, he is sent to work in the mines, originally being named Dreamy. As his egg was accidentally sprinkled with fairy dust by the fairy Nova, he dreams and falls in love with her. The pair made plans to see the world before the Blue Fairy tells Dreamy that if he and Nova run away together, she will lose her wings. Dreamy ends their relationship and returns to the mines, being renamed Grumpy.[12] Grumpy is later seen as a guard looking out for the curse in a watchtower of Snow and Charming's castle.[4]

In Storybrooke, he is Leroy, a janitor at the Storybrooke General Hospital and the "town drunk".[7] He quickly forms a bond with Sister Astrid (Nova), and after learning of the nunnery's rent problems, he and Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White) sell enough candles to raise the money, to the content of Astrid.[12] Leroy's original memories are restored when the curse is broken, reuniting with Snow and the other dwarfs.[36] He unites the dwarfs together and they begin to mine for fairy dust again. After baby Neal's celebration Leroy and Walter were going home when Elsa freezes their car.

Sneezy Tom Clark Gabe Khouth 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 29[68] Alive
Sneezy is one of the Seven Dwarfs who often sneezes.

In Storybrooke, he is Tom Clark, the owner of the Dark Star Pharmacy. After the curse is broken, Sneezy joins the other dwarfs in an experiment to find out why the residents cannot leave town. Sneezy crosses the border, losing his memories of his past life once again. Later, Mother Superior (the Blue Fairy) creates a potion that restores his memories.[17]

Doc Unknown David Paul Grove 1, 2, 3, 4 31[69] Alive
Doc is one of the Seven Dwarfs who is the group's doctor. He helps Snow White give birth to Emma.

In Storybrooke, Doc's occupation is unknown. When Greg Mendell literally crashes into Storybrooke, Leroy says that Doc is not skilled enough to perform surgery.

Sleepy Walter Faustino Di Bauda 1, 2, 3, 4 32[70] Alive
Sleepy is one of the Seven Dwarfs who is the sleepiest of the bunch.

In Storybrooke, he is Walter, a security guard who works at Storybrooke Hospital and occasionally dozes off on the job. He is also the Dwarfs Designated Driver and he falls asleep during that too.

Bashful Unknown Mig Macario 1, 2, 3, 4 28[71] Alive
Bashful is one of the Seven Dwarfs.
Happy Unknown Mike Coleman 1, 2, 3, 4 28[72] Alive
Happy is one of the Seven Dwarfs. True to his description, Happy tends to be cheerful.

In Storybrooke, Happy retains his name. Unlike the other dwarfs, he is more up-to-date on modern technology.

Dopey Unknown Jeffrey Kaiser 1, 2, 3, 4 27[73] Alive
Dopey is one of the Seven Dwarfs. Dopey is a mute like in the movie.

In Storybrooke, Dopey retains his name. In a deleted scene for "Shattered Sight," Dopey was implied to have run the ice cream shop Any Given Sundae in Storybrooke before it was taken over by Ingrid under the alias of Sarah Fisher.

Widow Lucas/Granny Granny Beverley Elliott 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 38[74] Alive
Widow Lucas, simply referred to as "Granny", is the grandmother of Red Riding Hood.

As a girl, a wolf killed her father and brothers and then also transformed her into a wolf. The other aspects of the curse faded with age, but her heightened senses remain. Red inherited the family curse and is also a wolf, though Granny received an enchanted red cloak from a wizard, to prevent her transformation. When her granddaughter begins a relationship with a man called Peter, she disapproves. As news of a wolf killing villagers becomes known, Granny warns the others not to fight the monster. Red and Snow White believe Peter is the wolf, until Granny informs Snow of her curse. By the time she and Snow find Red, she had already killed Peter.[13] Granny is transported to the real world when the Evil Queen Regina casts her curse.

In Storybrooke, she is known simply as Granny and is the owner of "Granny's Bed and Breakfast and Cafe." Her health problems prevent Ruby Lucas (Red Riding Hood) from leaving town, who assists her grandmother as a waitress. Their relationship is initially hostile as Granny disapproves of Ruby's behavior and provocative attire.[4][13] Ruby becomes tired of her grandmother and quits her job, though she eventually returns and apologizes to her. She reveals her plans to allow Red to take over when she retires.[13] Granny's memories are returned when the curse is broken by Emma Swan, and she embraces her family and friends.[15][36] After Peter Pan enacts the original curse once more, Granny, along with the other inhabitants, are returned to their original worlds.[19]

When Snow White and Prince Charming enact a new curse as part of their plan to stop Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West, Granny is sent back to Storybrooke.

Blue Fairy Mother Superior Keegan Connor Tracy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 26[75] Alive
Keegan Connor Tracy
The Blue Fairy, or Reul Ghorm[14] is a high-ranking fairy godmother who uses her magic to help others. She was a teacher to Tinker Bell (the Green Fairy), until she stopped believing in her due to her rule-breaking.[76] While she is quite powerful, she is unable to undo Rumplestiltskin's magic. To help fix a problem created by his magic, she transforms Jiminy into a cricket and guides him to help Geppetto.[46] She also transforms the puppet Pinocchio into a real boy, and creates a quill that temporarily immobilizes Rumplestiltskin, aiding in his imprisonment.[28] Rumplestiltskin is hostile towards her and other fairies, blaming her for the disappearance of his son Baelfire.[14] The Blue Fairy presents the idea of fashioning a wardrobe from a magical tree to save Emma and Pinocchio from the Evil Queen Regina's curse by sending them to the new world.[4]

In Storybrooke, she is Mother Superior of the town's nuns, who were all fairies prior to the curse. When the curse is broken, Henry requests she use magic to restore order in Storybrooke, but she is unable to without her wand or fairy dust.[36] When August Booth (Pinocchio) is murdered by Tamara, she restores him to a seven-year old real boy.[54]

Following the successful mission to rescue Henry from Neverland, the town's heroes return to Storybrooke. However, Peter Pan uses his shadow to kill Mother Superior by ripping her own from her body, seeing her as a threat to his plot to take over Storybrooke.[18] After Tinker Bell kills Pan's shadow, Mother Superior's shadow is returned. She thanks Tinker Bell and restores her fairy status. After Regina ends her curse to stop Peter Pan's curse, Mother Superior was sent back to the Enchanted Forest. Mother Superior was returned to a re-created Storybrooke after Snow White and Prince Charming enacted another curse as part of their plan to stop Zelena.

After Ingrid enacted the Spell of Shattered Sight, Mother Superior helped work on a counterspell only to be stopped in her work when Hook was forced by Mr. Gold to use the Sorcerer's Hat to absorb her to collect her magic, but before she's collected, Hook managed to apologize to her stating that he's just following orders.

The Mother Superior was freed by Regina using an ancient incantation that Belle's contact at Oxford translated. While at Granny's diner, the Mother Superior told Emma, Henry, and Regina that the Sorcerer and the Author are two different people and does not know why the Author disappeared.

The Mother Superior later used the Apprentice's broom in order to get the Apprentice out of the Sorcerer's Hat.

Dr. Victor Frankenstein Dr. Whale David Anders 1, 2, 3 13[77] Alive
David Anders
Dr. Victor Frankenstein is a scientist from a Land Without Color who believes magic to be inferior to science. He is the older brother of Gerhardt and son of Alphonse.

Victor originally seeks a way to restore life to the dead, but has his funding pulled by his father. Rumplestiltskin offers him gold in exchange for the scientific method on how to revive the dead as magic could not. Victor robs a grave for body parts to experiment on, but is caught by Gerhardt who is shot by a police officer. As Victor attempts to bring Gerhardt back to life, electricity cannot revive him, so Rumplestiltskin instead offers a heart from the Enchanted Forest. As part of a bargain, he creates a false attempt to reanimate Daniel (the Evil Queen Regina's lost love) to make it easier for Rumplestiltskin to manipulate her. In his own world, Frankenstein reanimates his brother with the heart, but inadvertently turns him into a monster, beating his father to death. Victor imprisons him until he can devise a way to help Gerhardt overcome his psychotic rage.[78]

In Storybrooke, he is Dr. Whale, a doctor working in Storybrooke General Hospital. His name is a reference to James Whale, director of the films Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. He originally assists Regina Mills (the Evil Queen), doing whatever she says without hesitation.[7] After the curse is broken, he leads a mob to Regina's home intending to kill her.[36][79] Victor later seeks a way to return to his brother, believing if he were to do something for Regina she would bring him back. He successfully reanimates Daniel's corpse with a magical heart, turning him into a monster who savagely rips off Whale's arm. Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) reattaches his arm.

After being comforted by Red about the memories of his brother, Dr. Whale later heals outsider Greg Mendell who crashes his car into the town.[78]

After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Whale, along with the other inhabitants, are returned to their original worlds.[19] When Snow White and Prince Charming enact a new Dark Curse as part of their plan to stop Zelena, Dr. Whale is sent back to Storybrooke.

Geppetto Marco Tony Amendola (adult)
Michael Strusievici (child)
1, 2, 3, 4 10[80] Alive
Tony Amendola
Geppetto is an elderly carpenter and Pinocchio's caretaker. Geppetto was orphaned when Jiminy Cricket accidentally transformed his parents into puppets.

Geppetto carved himself a son named Pinocchio out of magical wood. During Pinocchio's adventures, he and Gepetto are chased by a whale during a thunderstorm, ultimating in Pinocchio sacrificing his life for Gepetto's. For this act, the Blue Fairy turns him into a real boy, finally bestowing Gepetto with a son. She asks Geppetto to carve a magical wardrobe with the ability to save the pregnant Snow White and Prince Charming from the Evil Queen Regina's curse. However, the curse would send everyone to a land without magic and Pinocchio, a real boy because of magic, could turn back into a puppet. Geppetto bargains with the fairy to use the second spot for Pinocchio, ultimating in her lying to the other inhabitants, claiming the wardrobe can only save one. When Snow's child is born, instead of giving up Pinocchio's spot to her, Geppetto sends his son, telling him to protect the child and get them to break the curse.

In Storybrooke, he is Marco, the town's handyman. August Booth (the adult Pinocchio) offers to work as Marco's assistant to which Marco agrees. His memories as Geppetto are restored when the curse is broken. August (who had turned back into wood) returns to life, albeit made of wood. Mary Margaret (Snow White) encounters August, telling Marco of his existence. Marco admits that he had lied about the wardrobe's abilities, saying that it was able to transport two. August is later murdered by Tamara, in his dying breath attempting to warn everyone of her evil, without success. Mother Superior (the Blue Fairy) resurrects him for his honesty, and Marco takes in a now seven-year-old Pinocchio as his son once more.[54]

Prince Henry Mills[81] N/A Tony Perez (Older adult)
Zak Santiago (Younger adult)
1, 2, 4 7[82] Deceased
Prince Henry Mills[81] is the son of King Xavier. He marries Cora after she demonstrates the ability to spin straw into gold. He is later the loving but weak father of the Evil Queen, Regina, and serves as her royal valet in the Enchanted Forest. Henry is supportive of Regina, but does not protect her against the manipulations or actions of her mother. When Regina is locked in her room at the palace by King Leopold, Henry brings poisonous vipers to The Genie to free her. Some time after, he is abducted by Cora and held captive in Wonderland as leverage against Regina. Regina later rescues him with Jefferson's help. He advises her to visit Maleficent to retrieve her curse. When she is unable to enact the curse properly, she visits Rumplestiltskin and is told that she must tear out the heart of the thing she loves most, understanding this to mean her father. He tries to convince her that they can still be happy together and start a new life, but she kills him. He is buried in a grave near the site where Regina enacts the curse.

In Storybrooke, Regina appears to have cared a great deal for her father naming her adopted son Henry Mills after him and turning his tomb into a large mausoleum.

Genie/Magic Mirror Sidney Glass Giancarlo Esposito 1, 3, 4 12[83] Alive
Giancarlo Esposito
The Genie and his lamp were discovered by King Leopold. King Leopold wishes to free the Genie and invite him to live in his castle to help him find true love. There, he falls in love with the King's wife Queen Regina and gives her a mirror. The King discovers she has fallen in love with another man, and locks her away to prevent her from leaving him. To free her, her father has the Genie bring her a box of poisonous vipers from the Genie's land of Agrabah to allow the Queen to commit suicide. Instead, the Genie uses the vipers to kill the King and allow the Queen to be with him. However, she tells him that it will be discovered that he was the murderer. Realizing the Queen never loved him, he uses his wish to remain with her and never leave her sight; thus trapping him in her mirror.[5] As a spirit in the Magic Mirror, he is able to move between and see through all other mirrors in the Enchanted Forest, acting as a spy to Regina.[6][42]

In Storybrooke, he is Sidney Glass, a reporter for Storybrooke's local newspaper The Daily Mirror. On Regina's request, he researches Emma's past to help Regina expel her from Storybrooke.[26] After Graham's death, Regina attempts to appoint him sheriff, but he loses the position to Emma.[27] Regina has him removed from the newspaper staff. Despite this, Sidney tells Emma that he will help her take down Regina, but it is revealed that he is secretly in league with her, using Emma's trust in Sidney to gain leverage over Emma.[5] Emma later learns of his deception realizing that he is in love with Regina. Regina uses Mr. Gold to kidnap Kathryn Nolan (Princess Abigail), framing Mary Margaret for her alleged murder.[25] However, after Kathryn is found alive, Sidney falsely confesses to kidnapping Kathryn to use as an article and become famous.[14] He is then placed into Storybrooke's asylum underneath the hospital.

Regina later frees Sidney in her quest to remove Maid Marian from Storybrooke, after she was brought to the future by Emma. Regina temporarily places Sidney in a mirror and suggests finding the writer of Henry's book, to alter the contents so that she can give herself a happy ending. Unfortunately, it is later revealed that Sidney was actually working for Ingrid who lured Regina and Emma into a trap to take the compact mirror he was in. Sidney is rewarded by Ingrid with freedom as she only wants the mirror.

King George Albert Spencer Alan Dale 1, 2 8[84] Alive
Alan Dale
King George is the adoptive father of Prince James and his twin Prince "Charming" David. He is based on King Henry VIII from The Prince and the Pauper.

King George and his wife are unable to bear children on their own, leading George to strike a deal with Rumplestiltskin for an heir. Years later, the kingdom falls into financial trouble, and Prince James offers to slay the dragon plaguing King Midas' realm in exchange for gold. James is killed in battle, and his twin brother David is recruited to carry out the task. The task is completed and Midas deems the Prince worthy of marrying his daughter and uniting the kingdoms. George reneges on his promise to return David home and forces him to marry, otherwise he will kill David's mother and burn his home.[35] Later, George learns that David has fallen in love with Snow White. He forces Snow to break David's heart,[10] though David still breaks off his engagement, fleeing the kingdom.[11] George's knights capture him, and David is sentenced to death, though the Evil Queen Regina intercepts him, instead using him in her plan to curse Snow.[9] A reawakened snow is then kidnapped by George, who again curses her to never have children. This plan is foiled when water from Lake Nostos breaks the curse.[85] King George later joins forces with the Evil Queen to fight Snow and Charming's forces, which ends with George's army being defeated and the Evil Queen being apprehended.

In Storybrooke, he is the cold-hearted District Attorney Albert Spencer who leads the prosecution for the Kathryn Nolan "murder case", against Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White).[25] Following the curse being broken, Spencer confronts David in the diner as he tells him that he will make his life in Storybrooke miserable as part of his revenge. Spencer murders Billy (Gus), framing Ruby (Red Riding Hood) in an attempt to show the town of David's incapableness. Spencer then burns Jefferson's hat that David was relying on to retrieve his daughter and wife who had fallen through a portal created by it, and escapes.[86]

Jefferson/Mad Hatter N/A Sebastian Stan 1, 2 6[87] Alive
Sebastian Stan
Jefferson is a man who owns a magical hat that can be used to travel between worlds. He worked for both Rumplestiltskin and the Evil Queen Regina, obtaining objects from other worlds for them. His name derives from the song "White Rabbit" performed by Jefferson Airplane.

When he first meets Regina, Rumplestiltskin has Jefferson bring Dr. Frankenstein to the Enchanted Forest to pretend failing to revive her true love Daniel, in order to make her become evil. In his later life, he lives with his daughter Grace, selling fungus to survive. He initially refuses to help Regina, though later agrees if his daughter will want for nothing. He takes Regina to Wonderland, where she rescues her father Henry and abandons Jefferson, who is beheaded by the knights of the Queen of Hearts. His head is reattached and he is ordered to make another hat to return home. Although he makes thousands of hats, none take him home, leading him into insanity and earning his alias as the Mad Hatter.[88]

In Storybrooke, he remembers his pre-cursed life and lives in a large house. He captures Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White) and abducts Emma, ordering her to make a hat that will take him home. Emma knocks him out and when he awakens to kill Emma, Mary Margaret pushes him out of a window. He disappears, leaving nothing but his hat.[88] Jefferson returns upon request of Regina to remove Emma, promising a new life with his daughter. He retrieves the apple that cursed Snow White into a deathlike sleep from the Enchanted Forest.[9] However, after Henry Mills is cursed, Regina refuses to reward Jefferson, who later frees Belle from her cell and instructs her to tell Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) that Regina held her captive.[15] After the curse is broken, he initially avoids Grace, feeling guilty for unintentionally abandoning her, but they eventually happily reunite.

Princess Abigail Kathryn Nolan Anastasia Griffith 1, 3 8[89] Alive
Anastasia Griffith
Princess Abigail is the daughter of King Midas. She was to marry Prince "Charming" David, but when he falls in love with Snow White, Abigail helps him run away. She is in love with Frederick, a knight she was to marry until he was turned into gold while protecting her father. Charming later retrieves water from Lake Nostos that revives Frederick, and he reunites with Abigail.[11]

In Storybrooke, she is Kathryn Nolan, the wife of David Nolan (Prince Charming). David however is in love with Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White), and starts an affair with her.[10][35] She is later accepted into a law school in Boston, though David refuses to relocate and suggests they end their marriage. Kathryn then learns about David's affair, deciding to move to Boston alone. However, her car is found abandoned at the town's limits,[11] and a missing persons case becomes a murder trial when a heart proven to be Kathryn's is found in Mary Margaret's jewelry box.[8][13] It is later revealed that Regina worked with Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) to attempt to frame Mary Margaret for Kathryn's murder, when Mr. Gold in fact kidnapped Kathryn. She is later found alive, though she does not remember her disappearance.[25] Sidney Glass (The Genie/Magic Mirror) falsely takes the blame for her kidnapping.[14] After the curse is broken, Kathryn and Frederick find each other and live happily together in her home.[90]

Princess[91] Cora Mills[92]/Miller's Daughter/Queen of Hearts N/A Barbara Hershey (older)
Rose McGowan (younger)
1, 2, 3, 4 16[93] Deceased
Barbara Hershey
Princess[94] Cora Mills[95] is the daughter of a local poor, drunken miller, similar to the character in the Rumpelstiltskin story. She later becomes the mother to both Regina and Zelena.

As a young woman, Cora is asked for her hand in marriage by a man named Jonathan claiming to be a Prince. The two conceive a child, Zelena, though Cora discovers Jonathan's fake identity. She then meets Prince Leopold and the two form a strong bond, until Cora realizes that he is engaged to Princess Eva, who informs Leopold of her secret child. Cora is banished from the kingdom. After giving birth to her firstborn, she sends the baby away to Oz after birth in order to become a royal.

Sometime later, Cora later delivers flour to King Xavier at the time when Princess Eva was visiting. While at the ball, Cora claims to King Xavier that she can spin straw into gold who states that if she can, she can marry his son Prince Henry, but if not, she will be killed. She is then approached by Rumplestiltskin who states that he will teach her magic if she gives him her first born child. She agrees and accepts Henry's hand in marriage. Rumplestiltskin then changes his deal to claim whatever child Cora suggests to him. She plans to run away with him but chooses power over love, ripping her own heart, marrying Henry, and later giving birth to Regina.[96]

As an older woman, Cora is a controlling mother towards Regina, wanting her to achieve a high status in life. When Regina blossoms into a young woman of marriageable age, Cora resolves to set into motion a series of pre-planned events that will lead her daughter into being crowned a Queen. She poisons the current queen, Eva, to make the Queen's seat vacant. Eva's only daughter, Snow White, is desperate for a way to save her dying mother from the illness and goes to seek out the Blue Fairy. Cora cloaks herself as the Blue Fairy to advise her to use a magic candle to take away the life of another person in order to save Eva. Ultimately, Snow White can't bear to go through with it, and Eva succumbs to death shortly after. After Eva's mourning ceremony, Cora approaches to have a look at her nemesis' body. She promises to destroy her legacy and make Snow White's heart as black as coal. She then causes a young Snow's horse to become wild and rush towards a river, knowing that Regina would save her. Cora uses this opportunity to arrange a marriage between Regina and Snow's father King Leopold. However, Regina is in love with the stable boy Daniel, a secret that Snow innocently informs Cora of. Cora soon kills him, because such love would ruin her plans for Regina.[25] Rumplestiltskin later helps Regina send Cora to another realm via a magical mirror.[16]

Cora is sent to Wonderland where she rises to power and fulfills her wish to become a royal as she becomes to be known as the Queen of Hearts. She later receives an invitation to the upcoming wedding of the Red King where she meets the soon-to-be Red Queen, Anastasia. Seeing Anastasia's likeness to herself, as Cora came from humble beginnings as well, she offers to teach her magic without the Red King's knowledge, since she knows the Red King dislikes magic as he believes it separates them from their subjects, however Anastasia declines, not wishing to start a marriage with a secret, to which Cora departs, or so it appears as she eavesdrops on a conversation the future Queen has with a former beau and Anastasia's true love, Will. For her own reasons Cora sabotages any reconciliation between the two lovers by telling Will that Anastasia decided to marry the Red King. Heartbroken Will requested the Queen of Hearts to take out his heart which she did after warning him of the consequences. Will then becomes the Knave of Hearts in the Queen of Hearts' army. Cora then stops Anastasia from leaving the castle for her sweetheart by giving the girl a glimpse at the wagon where Will is nowhere in sight. She manipulates Anastasia into believing all hope of regaining Will's trust and love is forever lost, and that her place is as a Queen. Cora then begins teaching Anastasia the use of magic, bringing Anastasia more fully under its corrupting power which will eventually turn her into a cold-hearted, simpering and power-hungry queen.

Cora later visited Regina with the help of the White Rabbit and offers to help her get hooked up with the man that Tinker Bell described. Upon being unable to find Robin Hood, she tried to have the Sheriff of Nottingham pose as him until Regina found that the lion tattoo was fake. Cora later teleported the Sheriff of Nottingham out of the prison as Regina gets even with Cora by drinking a potion that would prevent her from giving birth as a way to keep Cora from manipulating that child.

Cora later kidnaps her husband Henry and shrinks him in size while trapping him in one of the boxes in a vault. Regina comes to rescue her father with the help of a portal-jumper, Jefferson, by using a magic hat to travel between worlds. They steal back Henry, but Regina paralyzes Jefferson so he is left behind while she and her father return to the Enchanted Forest. He is captured by the guards and brought before the audience of the Queen of Hearts. While her face is completely obscured, she does not directly speak to him, and instead talks into a tube for the Knave of Hearts to communicate her messages to Jefferson. She is extremely displeased that he helped Regina steal from her. When Jefferson calls Regina "the Queen", Cora cuts him off with a stomp, prompting the Knave of Hearts to ask him to refrain from referring to that woman by such a name. When questioned about how he came to Wonderland, Jefferson doesn't answer, and instead asks if it's possible for him to go home to his daughter after he tells them. Annoyed at his response, she orders for his head to be taken off. Only after losing his body, yet still being alive, Jefferson confesses that his hat brought him to Wonderland, but Regina took it away. On behalf of Cora, the Knave of Hearts commands him to make another hat so he can leave this world for his homeland.

Later, Regina requests Hook's assistance to kill her mother, by taking out her heart and in return, he'll be able to get his revenge on Rumplestiltskin once the Dark Curse is cast. Before he goes, Regina enchants his hook with the ability to remove a heart. She also requires that her mother's corpse be returned to the Enchanted Forest, so she sends a dead soldier with him. Via Jefferson's magic hat, he ends up in Cora's palace in Wonderland. Once again, she does not show her face, hiding it with a mask, and uses the long tube to ask questions while the Knave of Hearts announces them for the pirate to answer. She wants to know why he is in Wonderland. He confirms to be looking for a woman by the name of Cora. Lowering her mask, Cora remarks that in this land, she goes by "Your Majesty", and then dismisses all her subjects so the two of them can be alone. After learning the pirate's name is Hook, she notices he has a corpse of dead man with him. Based on the rules of the portal-jumping hat, he is obviously going to take someone else back. Hook moves to tear out her heart, but nothing happens. Cora scoffs at his failed attempt since the heart is not in her chest. She plunges her hand to grab hold of Hook's heart, threatening to pull it out, unless he tells her who sent him. As he gasps in pain, Hook admits the Evil Queen wants her dead. Momentarily, Cora is fazed by the news, but forces him to tell her everything. After he is done, she lets go and returns to sit upon her throne. Cora orders Hook to aide her in returning to the Enchanted Forest, but wants his full and willing cooperation as she can give him what he desire most—Rumplestiltskin's life. She informs him of the ramifications of her daughter's curse will bring everyone to a new land, but everyone affected will lose their memories. Cora promises to allow Hook the opportunity to kill Rumplestiltskin and also keep his memories intact. Hook returns to the Enchanted Forest with Cora's body, leaving Anastasia to rule the entire realm. She feigns being dead; intending to get close enough to Regina to rip out her heart as payback for the attempted assassination. However, Cora has a change of heart when Regina sadly professes that there was no choice to but do away with her mother as she is one of her weaknesses. She recalls what Cora taught her, that love is weakness, and therefore, Regina wants to leave this emotion behind before going to the new land. She places a rose on Cora's chest and then leaves to cast the Dark Curse. Directly after, Cora recognizes her daughter still loves her, and instead she and Hook travel to an island as the curse is spreading. Once there, she casts a barrier to protect the inhabitants on corner of the island, as well as themselves, from being affected by the curse. Cora informs Hook that they will both be frozen for the next twenty-eight years until the savior breaks the curse and frees them. When the time comes, she plans to go to Regina in her greatest moment of need.[60]

After the curse is broken, and Mary Margaret (Snow White) and her daughter Emma Swan are transported to the Enchanted Forest, they encounter Cora.[16] Cora learns that Regina and her adoptive son Henry are in Storybrooke, and retrieves a magical bean, following the two back to Storybrooke with Hook.[60] Cora impersonates Regina to supposedly kill Archie Hopper (Jiminy Cricket), thus causing Regina to lose Henry. She then turns a rehabilitating Regina back to evil by playing on her love for him. She seeks out the Dark One's dagger to kill their enemies,[96] though Regina returns her heart which, unbeknownst to her, has been poisoned by Mary Margaret with the same candle that Cora poisoned Snow's mother with. Upon possessing her heart, she loves Regina truly, until she dies in her arms.[96]

Cora is later summoned as a ghost by Regina in an attempt to discover the truth behind her giving away Zelena. Cora instead possesses Mary Margaret allowing her to see her mother's dark past. Regina removes Cora's ghost from Mary Margaret's body and returns her to the spirit world.

Princess Aurora N/A Sarah Bolger 2, 3, 4 16[97] Alive
Sarah Bolger
Princess Aurora is Prince Phillip's true love, who was put under a sleeping curse by the evil witch Maleficent.

She first appears when she is awoken from her deep sleep by Phillip, accompanied by Mulan. Phillip is later marked by a wraith, who sucks out his soul. Mulan tells Aurora that part of the Enchanted Forest had been spared from the Evil Queen's curse, as Emma Swan and Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White) are transported from Storybrooke to the area, after falling into a portal with the wraith.[36] Although Aurora tries to kill Snow at first, believing her to be the cause of Phillip's death, she later trusts her and Emma and with Mulan's help, assists their return to Storybrooke. Aurora learns from Cora that the soul of a wraith's victim can be restored. She and Mulan successfully recover Phillip's soul and find a wounded Neal Cassidy (Baelfire) after he is transported from a portal in Storybrooke,[17] assisting him on his quest to find Emma and Henry.[44] It is later revealed that Aurora and Phillip are expecting a baby, much to Mulan's dismay as she secretly has romantic feelings for her, though she leaves to join Robin Hood's Merry Men.[76]

Aurora and Phillip later greet the inhabitants of Storybrooke in the Enchanted Forest upon their transportation, after Peter Pan's curse took them back to their original worlds.[20] Prior to the curse's reversal, they were under the protection of Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West, though she transforms them into flying monkeys when they reveal her intentions of stealing Snow White and Prince Charming's baby. After Zelena's defeat, the two are restored to human form and begin to live in Storybrooke, where along Mary Margaret and Ashley, attends parenting classes with her newborn child.

Prince Phillip N/A Julian Morris 2, 3 6[98] Alive
Julian Morris
Prince Phillip is the true love of Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty). In addition to Aurora being cursed to sleep, the evil witch Maleficent turned Phillip into a monster called the Yaoguai. Belle uses fairy dust to return Phillip to his human form, who then teams with Mulan to find Aurora. As the curse is activated, those spared from it are frozen in time for 28 years.[99] When time is resumed, he and Mulan finally rescue Aurora from her sleeping curse. However, a wraith marks Phillip and the creature sucks out his soul.[36] It is later revealed by Cora that Phillip's soul was merely transported to another world. Aurora and Mulan restore Phillip and the three find a wounded Neal Cassidy (Baelfire), assisting him on his quest to find Emma and Henry.[44] It is later revealed that the two are expecting a child.[76]

Aurora and Phillip later greet the inhabitants of Storybrooke in the Enchanted Forest upon their transportation, after Peter Pan's curse took them back to their original worlds.[20] Prior to the curse's reversal, they were under the protection of Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West, though she transforms them into flying monkeys when they reveal her intentions of stealing Snow White and Prince Charming's baby. After Zelena's defeat, the two are restored to human form and begin to live in Storybrooke.

Mulan N/A Jamie Chung 2, 3 11[100] Alive
Jamie Chung
Mulan is a warrior who assists best friend Prince Phillip during his search to rescue his love Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty).

Spared by the curse which had left their land unaffected but frozen for 28 years, Mulan and Phillip resume their search for Aurora. After she is rescued, the trio encounter a wraith, who sucks out Phillip's soul. When Emma Swan and Mary Margaret (Snow White) appear in the area, Mulan believes that they were responsible for unleashing the wraith, and for Phillip's death.[36] Mulan later trusts Mary Margaret and Emma, helping them return to Storybrooke. Aurora later learns from Cora that the soul of a wraith's victim can be restored. Mulan and Aurora successfully recover Phillip's soul and find a wounded Neal Cassidy (Baelfire) after he is transported from a portal in Storybrooke,[17] assisting him on his quest to find Emma and Henry.[44] It is later revealed that Aurora and Phillip are expecting a baby, much to Mulan's dismay as she secretly has romantic feelings for her, though she leaves to join Robin Hood's Merry Men.[76]

William Smee Unknown Chris Gauthier 2, 3, 4 9[101] Alive
William Smee is a man capable of procuring objects that are hard to find. In the Enchanted Forest, he makes a deal with Rumplestiltskin in order to get his life extended; Smee trades him a magic bean for his age reversal. Captain Hook manages to intervene and kidnaps Smee to obtain the magic bean, later appointing him as a crewman on his ship, the Jolly Roger. Hook uses the bean to create a portal that takes the ship to Neverland where he and his crew will never age.[102] In Neverland, Smee serves as an adviser to Hook, assisting in his murderous aspirations to kill Rumplestiltskin and to raise the newly arrived Baelfire.

In Storybrooke, Smee appears as a homeless man who kidnaps Belle under the orders of her father Moe French (Sir Maurice).[102] Mr. Gold later uses him as an experiment for his spell that would enable anyone to cross the border to Storybrooke without losing their memories. When Hook arrives in Storybrooke, Smee immediately begins following orders, retrieving Mr. Gold's most prized possession: Baelfire's shawl. In retaliation, Gold turns Smee into a rat. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Smee (now in human form), along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds. Back in the Enchanted Forest, Smee mentions to Captain Hook that he still has some side effects of being turned into a rat.[19] When Snow White and Prince Charming enact a new curse, as part of their plan to stop Zelena, Smee is sent back to Storybrooke.

N/A Owen Flynn/Greg Mendell Ethan Embry (Mendell)
Benjamin Stockham (Flynn)
2, 3 11[103] Deceased
Ethan Embry
Owen Flynn is a young boy who, with his father Kurt, camped out in the woods of Maine in 1983, the night the Dark Curse took everyone to the new world that becomes Storybrooke. Owen enjoys Regina's company. However, this only leads her trying to keep him and his father in Storybrooke. Owen escapes after Kurt is falsely arrested by Regina, vowing to return to his father.[104]

Almost three decades later, a man crashes his car into Storybrooke. His name is later revealed to be Greg Mendell, an alias of Owen whose name is a reference to the geneticist Gregor Mendel.[105] When Greg is brought to the hospital, the residents debate whether to save his life and risk the truth of Storybrooke being revealed to the outside world. He is ultimately saved, and remains in the town to investigate the strange happenings of Storybrooke. Regina eventually learns of Greg's identity, telling him to leave the town. Greg ignores her, as it is revealed he is in alliance with Neal Cassidy's fiancée, Tamara.[54] The two kidnap Regina and torture her to reveal his father's whereabouts. She eventually tells him that she killed his father. A hurt Greg plans to kill Regina but escapes when David Nolan (Prince Charming) tracks him down. Greg and Tamara later obtain a trigger to obliterate Storybrooke, though it is foiled.[9] The two instead kidnap Henry Mills, travelling to Neverland, though upon arrival, they realize that they had been fooled. When confronted by the Lost Boys, the pair refuse to hand Henry to them, causing Peter Pan's Shadow to rip out Greg's shadow from his body, killing him instantly.[17][44]

N/A Tamara Sonequa Martin-Green 2, 3 7[106] Deceased
Sonequa Martin-Green
Tamara is a woman determined to remove magic from the world seeing it as unholy. Her quest begins in Hong Kong, where she visits a self-proclaimed healer called the Dragon claiming to have cancer. There, she meets August Booth (Pinocchio), who also seeks the healer as he is gradually turning to wood. August steals $10,000 from her as a settlement to the Dragon's cure, though Tamara finds and takes the potion back. She later returns to the Dragon's home and kills the Dragon.[54]

Tamara later follows August to New York City where she begins a scheme to learn about Storybrooke. She befriends Neal Cassidy (Baelfire), eventually becoming an engaged couple. Tamara is invited to Storybrooke by Neal who informs her of his magical background. She finds a completely wooden August, offering to give him a cure if he leaves Storybrooke forever. However, when August learns that Tamara killed the Dragon, he warns Emma Swan about Tamara's deception, only to be mortally wounded by her. He is later resurrected to his child self, though unable to identify who attacked him. Tamara is later shown to be in a romantic alliance with Greg Mendell, a stranger who crashed into the town and who also wants to destroy magic.[54] Tamara and Greg are instructed by the "Home Office" to send them magical objects, including magic beans and a "trigger" which can self-destruct Storybrooke. After Emma becomes suspicious of the pair, Tamara reveals her deception, shooting Neal and sending him through a portal, before fleeing.[9] Tamara and Greg activate the trigger but are foiled, instead kidnapping Henry and travelling through a portal to Neverland.[17] However, they soon realize that they are being fooled. When confronted by the Lost Boys (the real "Home Office") the pair refuse to hand Henry to them. After the Shadow rips out Greg's shadow, Tamara is hit by an arrow. Mr. Gold finds Tamara and heals her on order to find the location of Henry. After Tamara asks for forgiveness for attacking his son, Mr. Gold kills Tamara by crushing her heart.[44]

Maid Marian N/A Christie Laing 2, 3, 4 8 Deceased
Christie Laing
Maid Marian is the target for the affection of the Sheriff of Nottingham. She runs away with Robin Hood after falling in love with him. Sometime later, Marian is pregnant and falls ill, causing Robin Hood to obtain a magic wand from Rumplestiltskin's castle to heal her. After successfully curing her, Rumplestiltskin takes Belle to witness him killing Hood for stealing from him. However, after seeing the restored Marian and realizing her pregnancy, Belle begs Rumplestiltskin not to kill him, or else the child would become fatherless. Rumplestiltskin purposely misses shooting him, alarming the pair to escape the woods.[64] Marian later gives birth to a son named Roland, though she ends up wanted by the Evil Queen and is sentenced to death.

After Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West opens a time-travel portal, Emma and Hook are dragged into it and sent to the Enchanted Forest of the past. Emma decides to rescue Marian (though she does not know her identity) and the two take her back to present day Storybrooke. Marian is reunited with Robin and Roland, to a hurt and angered Regina, whom Robin had been in a relationship with. Marian is extremely hostile towards Regina, disbelieving her reformation. However, Regina saves Marian's life after she comes under attack by a snow monster in Storybrooke. Marian later falls under a frozen spell after the Snow Queen places a spell on her ice cream cone. In order to keep Marian alive, Regina removes her heart and Henry places it in a container, until Regina can find a way to unfreeze her. However, it seems fate/time, is trying to mop up mistakes; Robin and Regina found an alternate page of Once Upon a Time that showed them falling in love before Robin became the thief he is, when she actually never met him then.

After Ingrid's spell is broken, Marian is unfrozen. It is soon discovered that the remnants from the frozen curse continues as the spell could kill Marian's heart. As a result of this, Regina tells Robin that she has to leave Storybrooke to live in our world, where magic on her cursed heart will not have any effect on her. Marian, along with Robin and Roland, leave Storybrooke to start a new life.

It has since been discovered that Maid Marian is actually the Wicked Witch of the West in disguise, the real Marian having been killed by Zelena herself (who used a spell to make Maid Marian's body fatally vanish) after Emma and Hook rescued her from the Evil Queen and knocked the real Marian out so they can take her back to Storybrooke. Robin Hood was unaware off this until Regina revealed the truth.

Lost Boys
The Lost Boys (also known as the "Lost Ones") are the murderous inhabitants of Neverland and servants of Peter Pan. Pan began forming the group under his alias of the Pied Piper in the fairytale world. As mentioned by Wendy Darling, they cry at night because they miss their families.
Felix N/A Parker Croft 2, 3 11[107] Deceased
Felix is a member of the Lost Boys and Peter Pan's right-hand boy. He leads the group into searching Captain Hook's ship for Baelfire, whom he eventually finds and delivers to Peter Pan, though he is not the boy wanted: Henry Mills.[17] When Neal arrives in Neverland to save his son Henry, Felix captures him until being knocked out after he breaks free. Upon his capture of the group from Storybrooke, Felix is taken to the town and placed in jail, until Peter Pan (who has inhabited Henry's body) breaks him free, explaining his plot to make the town "The New Neverland" with possession of the original dark curse.[18] However, Pan reveals he needs the heart of the thing he loves most to enact it. As Felix was the most loyal to him, Pan uses his heart to enact the curse, thus killing him as a sacrifice.[19]
Malcolm/Peter Pan/Pied Piper N/A Robbie Kay (Peter Pan/Pied Piper)
Stephen Lord (Malcolm)
Jared S. Gilmore (In Henry's Body)
3 11[108] Deceased
Robbie Kay
Malcolm is the father of Rumplestiltskin, the wife of Evanna, the grandfather of Baelfire, and the great-grandfather of Henry Mills. Malcolm originally leaves his son in the care of two spinners, who give Rumplestiltskin a magical bean to create a portal to leave his careless father. Using the magic bean, Malcolm and Rumplestiltskin travel to Neverland, a place which Malcolm envisions in his dreams. Upon arrival, Malcolm discovers he cannot fly like in his dreams, and the Shadow tells him this is because he does not belong on the island. Realizing that he cannot be a child as he is a father, Malcolm forces Rumplestiltskin to be taken home by the Shadow. Malcolm transforms into his younger self, adopting the name of Peter Pan (which he named himself after Rumplestiltskin's doll). The Shadow informs Pan that his youth is limited, and he will die when the hourglass of Skull Rock is complete.[30] Some time later, Pan visits Hamelin in the Enchanted Forest posing as the Pied Piper to expand what would later become the Lost Boys.

He later appears as a fugitive boy pretending to escape from the Lost Boys. He "befriends" Henry who is also attempting to escape upon arriving in Neverland, following his kidnap from Storybrooke. He later reveals his true identity and tells Henry he possesses "the heart of the truest believer", which he now owns.[44] He blackmails John and Michael Darling to help him with his tasks, in exchange for their sister Wendy's life, who had been lured back to Neverland. Pan falsely claims to Henry that magic is dying in Neverland, and needs Henry's power. He then persuades Henry to give him his heart, leading Henry to temporarily die. After Pan traps Gold inside Pandora's Box,[30] Regina successfully reclaims Henry's heart and revives him, before Pan swaps his and Henry's souls.[31] Once in Storybrooke, Pan orders the Shadow to kill Mother Superior after reading Henry's book. He then steals the original curse from Regina that created Storybrooke, planning to enact it to turn the town into "The New Neverland."[18] His plot is successful, though before it takes place, Gold kills both Pan (who reverts to Malcolm) and himself with the Dark One's dagger.[19]

Tinker Bell N/A Rose McIver 3 8[109] Alive
Rose McIver
Tinker Bell, or the "Green Fairy" is a fairy who began training under the guidance of the Blue Fairy. However, her ways displease her after she breaks rules including interacting with the Evil Queen (whom Tinker Bell saves after falling from a balcony). She also steals pixie dust believing it to help Regina find true love, but Regina's cowardice would lead to Tinker Bell being stripped of her wings and made human by the Blue Fairy.[76]

Tinker Bell was referenced by Cora who mentioned to have met her and described to Cora the identity of the man that Regina is destined to be with.

Upon arrival at Neverland, Regina meets Tinker Bell who reluctantly forgives Regina for what she did to her. Tinker Bell agrees to help her and the rest of the group in their quest to find Henry, having been promised a home with them.[76]

After she successfully arrives in Storybrooke with the rest of the group, Regina requests that Mother Superior give her wings back. She refuses, noting that Tinker Bell does not believe in herself, therefore she cannot either. She later manages to believe, using her pixie dust to kill Peter Pan's shadow. Her actions result in saving Mother Superior, whose shadow was ripped from her body by Peter Pan's Shadow, and the latter restores Tinker Bell to fairy status.[18]

Queen Elsa N/A Georgina Haig 3, 4 13 Alive
Georgina Haig
Elsa is the daughter of the King and Queen of Arendelle and sister of Anna. She is born with the power of cryokinesis causing her to produce ice, frost and snow, notably when scared or afraid. As a young woman, her parents travel on a mission to the Enchanted Forest, searching for a cure to Elsa's powers. However, they are involved in a storm and die in a shipwreck at Poseidon's Boneyard. Elsa discovers this five years later, leading Anna to venture to the Enchanted Forest to fulfill their parents' last mission. Elsa and Kristoff set off to the mountains to find an urn that the evil Hans holds to trap Elsa and become King of Arendelle. However, Hans finds the two and inadvertently releases the Snow Queen, who reveals to Elsa that she is her aunt as she is her mother's sister.

Some time later, she is placed into the urn by Anna (thanks to the Spell of Shattered Sight cast on her by Ingrid) and is trapped within the Dark One's vault by Rumplestiltskin, who had taken the urn to exchange for obtaining the Sorcerer's Hat from Ingrid. When Emma Swan and Captain Hook are dragged into a time portal to the past, they inadvertently bring Elsa to Storybrooke. Elsa soon becomes frightened, creating a snow monster to protect herself. Elsa then discovers Anna's necklace and vows to find her, placing an ice cave barrier around Storybrooke to prevent anyone escaping. David later helps her to control her magic and free herself and a trapped Emma from the cave. The inhabitants set out to help Elsa find her sister. Elsa soon discovers the Snow Queen, though she has no memories of who the Snow Queen is. Later on, Elsa discover Anna's necklace and uses it as a locator spell that lead them to a beach, where upon her wish, the necklace turned out to be a wishing star; after Elsa wished that Anna was alive, a trunk containing Anna and Kristoff turned up and they were reunited. Afterwards, she and Emma confront Ingrid from going through with her plan to destroy Storybrooke after their ribbons were removed, only to be stopped by Anna after she found the letter in which she read the letter from Queen Gerda that forgave Ingrid for what happened back in Arendelle. With Ingrid having killed herself, Elsa, along with Anna and Krisoff, return to Arendelle and reclaimed the kingdom from Hans, as well as restoring the memories of her mother and her sisters.

It was later revealed that Elsa made the ascension to queen and that one of her major actions as a result of the incident was to deal with Blackbeard by seizing The Jolly Roger, had it placed in a small bottle, and send it to a remote out of reach location within the Enchanted Forest along with a trapped Ariel. The ship and Ariel were later restored to normal after Ursula found the vessel while attempting to reclaim her stolen singing voice.

Princess Anna N/A Elizabeth Lail 4 10 Alive
Anna is the second daughter of the King and Queen of Arendelle, and sister of Elsa. As a young woman, her parents travel on a mission to the Enchanted Forest, searching for a cure to her sister's powers. However, they are involved in a storm and die in a shipwreck. Elsa discovers this five years later, leading Anna to venture to the Enchanted Forest to fulfill their parents' last mission. Befriending David, she helps him defeat the warlord Bo Peep and in return is told of Rumplestiltskin who might help her control her sister's magic. When she returned to Arendelle with a box she took from Rumplestiltskin, Anna became suspicious of the Snow Queen, and after discovering the truth about Helga, Ingrid imprisons Anna, then uses a spell to have her turn on Elsa, resulting in Anna trapping Elsa in the urn, but Ingrid, upset over what Anna did, freezes Anna, along with Kristoff and the entire kingdom of Arendelle. Thirty years later, Arendelle thaws and Anna and Kristoff end up on the run from Prince Hans and his three brothers. With help from Blackbeard, Prince Hans and this three brothers capture Anna and Kristoff. Anna and Kristoff are then placed in a trunk and thrown off the ship into Poseidon's Graveyard (which was the area where the ship carrying Anna and Elsa's parents sank).

In Storybrooke, Elsa discovers Anna's necklace in Mr. Gold's pawn shop and vows to find her. Using Bo Peep's staff, Elsa, David Nolan, and Captain Hook are able to hear Anna's heartbeat.

Using Anna's necklace and a locator spell provided by Belle, Emma and Elsa follow its trail to the Storybrooke Library. When in the mineshaft, they find a caved-in path causing Emma and Elsa to find another way to the other side. Elsa opens up a hole in the wall where they end up on a beach. When Elsa ends up hoping for Anna using her necklace (which was a Wishing Star), she ends up saving Anna and Kristoff from their fate at the bottom of Poseidon's Graveyard, and brings them to Storybrooke. Anna and Elsa are reunited as they head to meet up with the fairies, to find a way to counter the Spell of Shattered Sight. However, the fairies have all disappeared, since Hook was forced to use the Sorcerer's Hat to absorb them, so they head off to the Sheriff's Station to brace for the worst. During the spell, Regina made Anna and Krisoff disappear back the beach, where she finds a bottle and after hitting a talkative Krisoff on the head, Anna discovers her mother's letter and races to the Snow Queen's lair, where she reads the letter to Ingrid, thus ending the spell. When Emma finds the portal that will take the visitors back to Arendelle, Anna tells Emma that Gold, when he was Rumplestiltskin, lies to everyone (which lead to how Elsa and Anna ended up in this situation), leading Emma to go after Gold upon learning of his true colors. With Ingrid having killed herself, Anna, along with Elsa and Krisoff, return to Arendelle in time for her wedding to Kristoff after Prince Hans and three of his brothers have been driven out of Arendelle.

Kristoff N/A Scott Michael Foster 4 9 Alive
Kristoff is a friend of Elsa and Anna. He was supposed to marry Anna until she decided to put their wedding on hold so she could find out why her parents left for Misthaven. He was close friends with David/Prince Charming.

When Kristoff appeared to rescue Anna from Ingrid after she manipulated Anna into imprisoning Elsa in an urn, Ingrid froze both of them.

Thirty years later, Arendelle thaws and Anna and Kristoff end up on the run from Prince Hans and his three brothers, as they have taken over the kingdom. With help from Blackbeard, Prince Hans and his three brothers capture Anna and Kristoff. Anna and Kristoff are then placed in a trunk and thrown off the ship into Poseidon's Graveyard (which was the area where the ship carrying Anna and Elsa's parents sank).

When Elsa ends up hoping for Anna using her necklace (which was a Wishing Star), she ends up saving Anna and Kristoff from their fate at the bottom of Poseidon's Graveyard, and brings them to Storybrooke. Since the spell can only affect victims once, Kristoff was not affected while in Storybrooke, and after Regina sent him and Anna back to the beach, Anna knocked him out with the bottle that contained the letter written by Anna's mother. With Ingrid having killed herself, Elsa, along with Anna and Krisoff, return to Arendelle in time for his wedding to Anna.

Ingrid/Snow Queen Sarah Fisher Elizabeth Mitchell
Brighton Sharbino (child)
4 10 Deceased
Elizabeth Mitchell
Ingrid, also known as the Snow Queen, is an older woman who possesses ice powers similar to Elsa's, but more controlled and more powerful.

She manifested her powers at a young age when she, Helga, and Gerda were attacked by a criminal. Following an incident where Helga was accidentally frozen to death because of the Duke of Weselton's trick, Gerda sealed Ingrid away in a magical urn, while mourning Helga's death and her own actions.

She was released from the urn by Prince Hans, whom she then froze for calling Elsa a monster, implying that she was a "monster". She also freezes three of Hans' other older brothers as revealed by Prince Hans in "Fall". The Snow Queen later informs Elsa that she is her aunt, as she is the sister of Queen Gerda of Arendelle. At some point afterwards, Ingrid visits the Apprentice to have him ask the Sorcerer for an item that she needs to complete her family. Upon finding out that Elsa is on to her, Ingrid then used her power to have Anna turn on Elsa, which resulted in Anna imprisoning Elsa in the urn. Afterwards Ingrid freeze Anna and Kristoff. Unfortunately, Rumplestiltskin would take the urn and Anna's necklace from Ingrid as part of an exchange for the Sorcerer's hat. However, she ends up giving the hat to the Apprentice who in exchange for the item, is given the one thing she needs to complete her family, a new sister, which leads her to a portal that sends her to New York City in 1982. Once there, Ingrid works in a foster home, as well as taking care of young Emma. Ingrid decided to adopt Emma, but circumstances changed. Sometime in 2001, Ingrid travels to Maine using the Apperentice's Scroll and manifest in Storybrooke. Using the alias Sarah Fisher, she opens an ice cream parlor called "Any Given Sundae". When Emma arrives to Storybrooke, she has an awkward conversation with Emma and eventually she erases her memory. When the original Curse was reversed, Ingrid is send back to Fairy Tale Land.

Ingrid later returns to Storybrooke when the Curse was cast again. When Elsa is brought to the town, the Snow Queen takes advantage of Elsa's ice barrier that surrounds Storybrooke. The Snow Queen places a freezing spell in Maid Marian's ice cream cone, causing her to fall into a frozen sleep. Emma soon discovers the Snow Queen and uses her magic to save Captain Hook, after she threatened to kill him. She escapes after implying that she knows Emma, whom she taunted. Sarah then uses Sidney in a plot to lure Regina into allowing her to take her magic mirror, in exchange for Sidney's freedom. It was later discovered that Sarah was Emma's foster mother on Earth, having taken her in after she was caught by Social Services in Minnesota.

Her true plan is later uncovered. the Snow Queen wants two new sisters to replace the ones she lost, but they must have magic like her. She also planned to use the Spell of Shattered Sight, to have the inhabitants of Storybrooke kill each other off, until only she, Elsa, and Emma are left. In hindsight, the loss of her true sisters seems to have driven Ingrid insane as she doesn't see how much Emma and Elsa despise her. Although Ingrid hasn't considered the possibility, Elsa and Emma may end up trying to stop her plans by killing her, which is pretty much the only logical option since Ingrid won't listen to reason.

Later on, Ingrid allowed herself to be "captured" by Emma, implanting an ice shard in her in the process, allowing her to talk with Emma in private at the police station. When Belle discovers that the mirror in the Clock Tower was a fake, David, Mary Margret, and the others catch on to Ingrid's plan too late, and they are unable to warn Emma, as Ingrid had frozen over the police station doors shut. Then, Ingrid plays on Emma's emotions, eventually making her lose control of herself and her magic, which destroys a chunk of the wall and allows the Snow Queen to escape. After Ingrid discovered that Mr. Gold was planning to use the Sorcerer's Hat to absorb Emma and her powers, she tries to stop him, only to realize that he had imprisoned her in a force field made from the urn dust. Then, she tries to warn Emma via an illusion, which initially causes Emma to lose control of her car and crash. However, Emma still refused to believe her, continuing to drive off towards the abandoned mansion. After Elsa saved Emma and the urn dust wore off, Ingrid places her ribbons on all three of them, allowing her to harness their powers. Then, she warns Mr. Gold not to underestimate her and casts the Spell of Shattered Sight over Storybrooke. When Mr. Gold visits Ingrid, she agrees to keep the Spell of Shattered Sight from affecting Belle and Henry, and an escape route from Storybrooke, in exchange for Gold not seeking vengeance on her life. Then, she tells him that the Spell of Shattered Sight will cover Storybrooke by sunset.

As the citizens of Storybrooke begin to attack each other, due to the Spell of Shattered Sight, Emma and Elsa confront Ingrid at "Any Given Sundae", where their powers can't work on her due to the ribbons on them. At her lair, Ingrid then proceeds into the next part of her plan where she restores the good memories of Emma and Elsa to them while stating that they don't have it in them to kill her. When Anna arrives with the note about her mother's last words that involved the truth of Ingrid and Helga being Elsa and Anna's aunts while stating that Arendelle deserves to know about Ingrid and Helga. Ingrid then begins to attack Anna and manages to knock her down. Upon reading the note, Ingrid sees that Anna is right and begins to regret her actions. Ingrid then undoes the Spell of Shattered Sight by destroying herself. Before she dies, Ingrid states that Emma has found her family and returns the memories of Emma and Elsa to them, now that she has her sisters' love. Ingrid then disappears to the afterlife, where she is happy to join Gerda and Helga there.

The Apprentice N/A Timothy Webber 4 7 Deceased
The Apprentice is an old man who works for the Sorcerer.

The Apprentice protects his teacher's creation, a box capable of transforming into a hat for absorbing and accumulating magic, from each person that takes on the Dark One's powers. As an added measure of security, the Sorcerer curses the box so those who have succumbed to darkness may never open it and only someone who has been tempted into darkness but has not given into it can do the opposite. While sweeping the grounds of the box's location, Zoso (who was the Dark One at the time) arrives in an attempt to open the guarded relic. After being magically thrown aside by Zoso, The Apprentice watches the Dark One's futile endeavor to access the box's contents only to be blasted away by the artifact's magic. Once the Apprentice informs the Dark One of why his mission will never succeed, a beaten Zoso teleports away. Years later, Zoso's successor Rumplestiltskin conspires to possess the sorcerer's box and utilize the hat within it. The Apprentice, now living in a small cottage, stores the box in his basement for safekeeping. By some method, he ingests a poison that Rumplestiltskin created which will transmutate him into a mouse. In a deal with Anna, Rumplestiltskin sends her to put a bottled substance (which she presumes to be poison) into the apprentice's tea. In actuality, it is an antidote to cure him. During one day, the Apprentice opens his door to Anna and invites her in for tea and biscuits. He even allows her to stay at his home as long as she desires. As he sweeps the floor, Anna checks on the boiling kettle. Despite Rumplestiltskin's instructions, she dumps the bottled substance into a fire. After Anna's departure from the cottage, he turns into a mouse. Since discovering the truth, Anna rushes to the apprentice's house and begs Rumplestiltskin to undo the poison's effects, but the Dark One tricks the girl into nearly succumbing to darkness but ultimately turning away from it. After Rumplestiltskin gains the box, the Apprentice's mouse form jumps onto and bites the Dark One's hand. Startled, Rumplestiltskin drops the dagger to which Anna seizes it and commands him to give the box to her. She forces him into sending her and the box to Arendelle as well as reverting the Apprentice into a human.

Sometime later, the Apprentice is visited by Ingrid where she wants him to ask the Sorcerer what she needs to complete her family. After Ingrid had frozen Anna and Kristoff following her tricking Anna into imprisoning Elsa in a magical urn, she is approached in a cave by the Apprentice. In exchange that Ingrid hands him the box instead of giving it to Rumplestiltskin, he will tell her what the Sorcerer told him about Ingrid's question. Ingrid does so and the Apprentice tells her that she will need a true sister. As the sister in question is not born yet, the Apprentice tells Ingrid that the sister she requires will grow up on Earth as he manifests a portal door to take Ingrid to Earth in the 1980s.

Snow White and Prince Charming are directed by a peddler to the Apprentice's house where they talk to him about the vision of Emma being corrupted. The Apprentice tells them that a blank slate would purge the darkness from their child. He warns them that once the spell is enacted, it can't be reversed. When Maleficent's egg is obtained, the Apprentice transports it alongside Cruella De Vil and Ursula to Earth as part of the spell's side effect. The Apprentice later confronts the Author for manipulating the transportation of Maleficent's egg and imprisons him for his irresponsibility.

The Apprentice speaks to the Sorcerer about Isaac's actions. The Sorcerer tells him that he can't undo the spell and that the girls' fates will be intertwined. The Apprentice later went to Earth where he encountered Lily on the bus. He started to tell Lily about who her mother was.

In Storybrooke, he is shown to be living in a house. Mr. Gold and Captain Hook (who goes along with Mr. Gold's plan to get rid of his "cursed" hand) visit his house in order to get him to activate the box upon using a transformed broom to trace his location. Once Mr. Gold opens the box and utilizes the hat's power, the Apprentice is sucked into the Hat.

With help from the Mother Superior using the Apprentice's broom, Emma frees the Apprentice from the Hat so that he can help them stop Isaac before he can begin his next move. The Apprentice plans to obtain the page of the book drawing so that he can re-trap Isaac and make sure that nobody can free him again. After reality is restored, Henry is approached by the Apprentice where he claims that the Author can't even bring Baelfire to life since he died in the real world. The Apprentice tells Henry that the events in the "Once Upon a Time" book is truth and hopes that Henry can resist the temptation. Henry breaks the quill telling the Apprentice that nobody deserves this kind of power. The Apprentice later helps to save Mr. Gold's life by placing the Dark One's powers into the Sorcerer's Hat. Unfortunately, the Dark One's powers escape and enter the Apprentice's body which weakens. The Apprentice stated that the Darkness was behind the Dark One's powers where the Sorcerer is the only one to defeat the Darkness. Before he dies, the Apprentice tells Emma that the Sorcerer's name is Merlin.

Lilith "Lily" Page N/A Agnes Bruckner (adult)
Nicole Munoz (child)
4, 5 4 Alive
Agnes Bruckner
Lilith, nicknamed "Lily", is the daughter of Maleficent where the egg that she was hatched from ended up on Earth as a side effect of the Apprentice's spell to move a baby Emma's potential for darkness into her.

As an orphan baby, Lily is adopted into the Page Family in Hopkins, Minnesota that names her "Lilith", or "Lily" for short. Growing up with the family, Lily begins feeling invisible and unseen. Deciding to run away from home, she takes her father's credit card and disappears.

In 1998 after Emma ran away from the orphanage in Boston, Lily first met Emma when she spotted her eyeing a Pop-Tarts box. When Emma notices her, Lily walks out of the aisle. Realizing the girl is stealing the box, she grabs a shopping cart and covers for Emma just as the blonde is nearly frisked by a store employee. Relieved, Emma expresses gratitude, to which Lily flashes a credit card. Instructing her to use this method next time rather than stuffing stolen goods under a jacket (which is a common shoplifting trick). Emma begins leaving, but Lily suggests they team up. After buying food and exiting the store, Lily sees her father racing down the street in his car to haul her home. She escapes with Emma into an alley where they duck for cover as a van pulled up in front of her father's car. Later, they stop at a nearby lake and have a picnic with their food. Lily learns Emma is originally from a Boston group home and she ran away after realizing no one is going to adopt her. Emma assumes the man from earlier is Lily's social worker, but her new friend hides the truth. Pointing out a house across the lake, Lily explains that it's vacant during the fall season and she wants to crash there with Emma who happily agrees. Inside the house following a video game session, Emma sees a star imprint on Lily's wrist. Lily imagines the star makes herself special and she then draws a matching one on Emma's wrist. Upon finding a camera, they record themselves goofing off. Growing close, Lily and Emma promise to remain friends no matter what. Later that night, her father arrives which awakens both girls and Emma learns of Lily's lies. While sitting in a car, Lily jolts down her contact information so Emma can find her once everything blows over and they will run away together. Emma is hurt at her lies, but Lily attests everything she spoke of is real despite having a family she hates. Emma then walks away upon being lied to as Lily calls out her name.

Some time afterwards when Emma was with a foster family in Mankato, Minnesota, Emma had an encounter with Lily in her foster family's garage. Lily apologizes Emma for lying and states that she is in big trouble while stating that her wanting to be Emma's friend was true. She joins Emma's foster family for dinner as she quotes to them that Emma is lucky to have her. After dinner, Lily states to Emma that she was covering up how they really met. They witness a news report about a store robbery as Lily states that she can explain. Lily tells her that her boyfriend dragged her into the store robbery as Emma states to Lily to get out of town. Lily states that the necklace of her birth mother is at her boyfriend. Emma states that she'll get her necklace and afterwards, Lily is to get out of town. At the house of Lily's boyfriend, Emma finds Lily's necklace and learns from her foster parents that Lily took some of their money. Emma then leaves to find Lily. At the bus stop, Emma confronts Lily where she claimed that Lily set her free. Emma gives Lily her necklace as she claims that her foster family had kicked her out upon her life is darkness. When Lily begs Emma not to walk away, Emma states that she is better off alone and walks off. While on the bus, Lily encounters the Apprentice who owes her the truth about her mother.

Many years later, Emma came to regret pushing Lily away. With Captain Hook in her company, Emma revisited the footage of her and Lily where the footage after that played a key part in helping Emma identify the Snow Queen as one of Emma's foster parents.

With help from Mr. Gold, Maleficent discovered that Lily is her long-lost child and plans to reunite with her.

Maleficent convinces Emma Swan and Regina Mills into helping her find Lily as Emma learns that Lily was Maleficent's daughter. The landlord of the building of her last address claimed that Lily had perished in a car wreck. At the gas station, Emma finds Lily under the alias of Starla at its coffee shop. Emma confronts Lily outside and reveals her identity. Lily states that she's been in some trouble in the last years as Emma tries to make amends. When Emma states that she wants to help her, Lily states that she has a husband and a daughter. When Emma apologizes for what happened, Lily states that she hasn't thought of Emma in years and joins her daughter who just got off the school bus. Using Lily's time card, Emma and Regina find Lily's house where they find that Lily was trying to find Storybrooke and that Lily wants revenge on Snow White. Upon Lily stealing Emma's car, Emma borrows a car to go after her in hot pursuit. Upon cutting her off, Emma confronts Lily where she claims that her parents are monsters. Emma and Lily get into a struggle where Emma is unable to shoot her. Regina persuades Emma not to give in to the darkness. After she does, Emma persuades Lily to come with her to New York as Regina is informed by a call from Maleficent that Mr. Gold has stolen Belle's heart from her office.

After learning about Emma's husband Neal, Lily is reunited with her mother in Storybrooke. When Lily asks Maleficent about what they are going to do about Snow White and Maleficent, Maleficent states that she isn't up for revenge. Maleficent works to keep Lily in Storybrooke while warning her that she won't be able to get back into Storybrooke. Regina later approaches Lily where she states that Mary Margaret and David dead. Regina then cuts Lily's hand to obtain her blood to obtain a sample of the darkness in her and disappears while quoting "Welcome to Storybrooke." After Regina leaves, Lily's eyes become reptilian. Maleficent, Mary Margaret, and David later encounter Lily in her dragon form. Maleficent approaches Lily's dragon form as Mary Margaret runs after her. David states to Mary Margaret that Lily is out of control as she knocks Mary Margaret out. When Maleficent confronts Lily, she regresses back to dragon form as Maleficent gives Lily her baby rattle which she never got the chance to give her. Lily claims that she destroys everything she touches ever since Snow White and Prince Charming put Emma's darkness in her. Maleficent convinces Lily to stay for a week to teach her some tricks.

After Henry undid Isaac's work, Emma speaks with Lily at Granny's Diner where she has the part of the egg. Lily tells Emma that she will stick around to find out who was her father as Maleficent doesn't know who her father is since Lily was conceived while both of her parents were in dragon form.

Queens of Darkness
The Queens of Darkness is a small group of villains that comprises Maleficent, Cruella De Vil, and Ursula. They are later joined by Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold in a plot to get their happy ending.

Maleficent, Cruella De Vil, and Ursula were first brought together to help Rumplestiltskin procure the Dark Curse. Upon Rumplestiltskin getting the Dark Curse, he leaves them to deal with the Chernobog. Maleficent served as the diversion while Cruella De Vil and Ursula get to high ground to extract Maleficent.

Maleficent, Cruella De Vil and Ursula later encounter Snow White and Prince Charming at a castle to make a deal that involved consulting the Tree of Wisdom (which would answer to only the valiant heroes) on how to beat the Evil Queen and the Dark Curse. The Queens of Evil confronted Snow White and Prince Charming near the tree where the reason why the Tree of Wisdom didn't answer their question is because Snow White is pregnant. Before leaving, the Queens of Darkness claim that their child will become a powerful person and be born with potential darkness.

Some time ago, they kidnapped Belle in order to obtain a magical gauntlet that Rumplestiltskin claimed from Camelot. They succeeded at first only to be revealed by Rumplestiltskin that he tricked them. When the Dark Curse was enacted, Maleficent is sent to Storybrooke.

Many years later, Ursula is seen in the Land Without Magic working at a New York aquarium when Mr. Gold finds her to join her and the others in the quest to get their happy ending. Ursula is informed of "The Author" that can give villains their victory against the heroes. They pack up and began their journey to search for Cruella and Maleficent. After Cruella and Ursula get Mr. Gold back into Storybrooke, the work to revive Maleficent. Maleficent's revival is a success where the bloods of Mary Margaret and David were used as a component for the resurrection. Mary Margaret convinces Regina Mills to get close to the Queens of Darkness to find out what they are planning.

Maleficent N/A Kristin Bauer van Straten 1, 2, 4 12 Alive
Kristin Bauer van Straten
Maleficent is a witch who is able to take the form of a fire-breathing black dragon.

At some point, Maleficent worked with Cruella De Vil and Ursula into kidnapping Belle in order to obtain a magic gauntlet that Rumplestiltskin claimed from his visit in Camelot.

After failed attempts to kill Princess Aurora's mother, Maleficent inflicts Aurora with a sleeping curse, putting both the Princess and her kingdom into a thorn-adorned ruin. Maleficent also curses her true love Prince Phillip by transforming him into a beast called the Yaoguai and banishing him to another land so that he is incapable of reaching Aurora. He remains in this form until he is found by Belle who returns him to human form.

Maleficent was revealed to be pregnant with a child. With advice from Maleficent, Snow White grabs the horn of a unicorn to see into her child's future. Snow White and Prince Charming are told by a peddler that Maleficent's dragon form has laid an egg. In order to evade the prophecy that would say that their child would become corrupted by evil, Snow White and Prince Charming had no choice but to steal Maleficent's egg for the Apprentice's spell to seal their child's unreleased darkness. After putting Cruella De Vil and Ursula are put to sleep, Snow White and Prince Charming find Maleficent's egg as well as Maleficent's dragon form. Regressing back to normal upon her egg being threaten, Maleficent tries to get Snow White to not do away with her child as Snow White states that they will bring it back when they are done. They give the egg to the Apprentice to seal their daughter's darkness. Due to the spell's side effect, Maleficent's egg is transported to Earth alongside Cruella De Vil and Ursula.

When Will Scarlet and Robin Hood's Merry Men invade Maleficent's castle to steal the gold there, her voice is projected into their camp telling them to return a stolen Looking Glass.

She is approached at some point by the Evil Queen Regina, who trades the Dark Curse created by Rumplestiltskin, for Maleficent's sleeping curse, in order to punish Snow White. Later, in hope to find Snow White, Prince Charming is given a locating spell from Rumplestiltskin if he manages to hide a potion inside the belly of a beast (Maleficent). The witch transforms into a fire-breathing dragon, though Charming manages to place the potion within her.[15] Eventually, Maleficent gives up on her revenge against Aurora's mother, finding solace in her pet black unicorn. However, the Evil Queen, frustrated at the failure of the sleeping curse, desires the Dark Curse once more, but Maleficent refuses. Regina challenges her to a spar, eventually defeating Maleficent, but she allows Maleficent to live, saying that she is her only friend.[26]

In Storybrooke, it is revealed that Regina Mills (the Evil Queen) trapped Maleficent in her dragon form and imprisoned her beneath Storybrooke's abandoned library. Later, when Henry Mills falls under a sleeping curse to prove the curse's reality to Emma Swan, Emma is forced to kill Maleficent to retrieve the potion within her, later revealed to be a bottle of true love. Regina later travels beneath the library to retrieve the "fail-safe" trigger to destroy Storybrooke, finding Maleficent alive in an undead-like body form.[110]

Upon Mr. Gold, Cruella de Vil, and Ursula getting into Storybrooke, they work to bring Maleficent back from the dead. In the underground caverns beneath the Storybrooke Library, Mr. Gold assembles the remains of Maleficent. When Cruella and Ursula obtain a special box from Mr. Gold's Pawnshop without Belle noticing, Mary Margaret and David work to keep them from getting Maleficent's remains which leads to Ursula knocking them unconscious. Taking the blood of Mary Margaret and David, Cruella places the blood on Maleficent's ashes which resurrects Maleficent as the component for this revival spell was the blood of those who wronged her the most. Maleficent then tells Mary Margaret and David that they will experience the pain that she has experienced.

After putting a sleeping spell on Storybrooke, Maleficent speaks with Mr. Gold about getting the Author so that she can find out what Snow White did to the egg containing her child. When Regina was put asleep, Maleficent demands from Mr. Gold to find out her answer on her child's fate. Using the rattle as a charm, Mr. Gold looks into the past where the baby was adopted and named Lily. Maleficent tells Mr. Gold that they must find a way to reunite her with Lily.

Coming to realize Mr. Gold only cares about himself, Maleficent approaches Emma, Mary Margaret, David, Regina, and Captain Hook proposing an alliance with them if Emma finds Lilith for her. While Emma and Regina are out searching for her daughter, Maleficent is left to guard Belle's heart in Regina's office. While sitting behind the desk, she toys with the baby rattle in one hand until David and Mary Margaret enter attempting to make amends for what they did to her. Unimpressed, Maleficent considers that their apology should be for Lilith since they did the most damage to her, to which they promise to do whatever it takes to make it up. She questions if it's enough for Lilith who may not forgive them for making her a monster. Later as Mr. Gold approaches the office, Maleficent opens the door daring him to try and get in. Upon briefly testing the entrance, he uncovers a barrier that Regina cast to keep him out. Maleficent makes it clear she is no longer working with him since Emma and Regina will find Lilith and that Emma won't turn dark as he wants. He contends that Lilith is actually the person who will make Emma stay on the path of darkness. She scoffs at his assertion and eventually discovers that Mr. Gold purposely distracted her with conversation so Will could steal Belle's heart. Regina was later informed of this after Emma had not given into the darkness.

Maleficent was able to be reunited with Lily. When Lily asks Maleficent about what they are going to do about Snow White and Prince Charming, Maleficent states that she isn't up for revenge. Maleficent works to keep Lily in Storybrooke while warning her that she won't be able to get back into Storybrooke. Maleficent approaches Mary Margaret and David for help into keeping Lily in Storybrooke. Maleficent, Mary Margaret, and David later encounter Lily in her dragon form. Maleficent approaches Lily's dragon form as Mary Margaret runs after her. David states to Mary Margaret that Lily is out of control as she knocks Mary Margaret out. When Maleficent confronts Lily, she regresses back to dragon form as Maleficent gives Lily her baby rattle which she never got the chance to give her. Lily claims that she destroys everything she touches ever since Snow White and Prince Charming put Emma's darkness in her. Maleficent convinces Lily to stay for a week to teach her some tricks.

According to Lily during her talk with Emma, she mentioned that Maleficent doesn't know who her father is, since the conception happened while she and the father were dragons, she doesn't know his identity (meaning it was a sorcerer in the form of a dragon or a regular dragon).

Ursula the Sea Witch N/A Merrin Dungey 4 6 Alive
Ursula is a half-woman half-octopus sea witch. She is named after the Sea Goddess, Ursula, who grants mermaids the ability to walk on dry land from one high tide to another in twelve hours.[111] Ursula also appears to have a human form where she can bring out her tentacles at will.

In her earlier life, Ursula was a former mermaid who was the daughter of King Poseidon while her mother was killed by a pirate that she helped. Her singing voice nearly caused Captain Hook's ship to crash while on his way back to Neverland. She had a disagreement with her father where she was to user her voice to harm people as long as she is in his ocean. While performing at a bar in human form, Ursula is approached by Captain Hook where she tells Captain Hook her history and shows him an artifact that she took from her father's vault. Ursula told Captain Hook that she is raising money for Glowerhaven which is where her mother planned to go. Captain Hook plans to take Ursula to Glowerhaven. Unbeknownst to Ursula, Captain Hook is to give Ursula an enchanted sea shell by King Poseidon which will take away Ursula singing voice in exchange for the information on how to defeat Rumplestiltskin. Captain Hook tipped off Ursula of King Poseidon's visit and would like her to obtain some squid ink from her father. After they both pulled off their part, King Poseidon arrived where he claimed that he didn't want to lose Ursula like how he lost her mother. To make King Poseidon suffer after ruining his plans, Captain Hook was forced to take away Ursula's voice as she flees into the ocean. Back at his lair, King Poseidon apologized to Ursula for what happened. Ursula decides to choose her own "side," and grabs his trident which she uses to transform herself into an appearance similar to the Ursula of legend, while also increasing her powers beyond that of Poseidon's. This grants her the title as the Sea Witch.

At some point, Ursula worked with Maleficent and Cruella De Vil in order to obtain a magic gauntlet that Rumplestiltskin obtained during his visit to Camelot.

Ursula and Cruella De Vil were guarding Maleficent's cave where they were put to sleep by Snow White and Prince Charming. Ursula and Cruella De Vil are later transported to Earth alongside the egg containing Maleficent's child.

Many years later after the Dark Curse, Ursula was seen in the Land Without Magic working as an aquarium worker in New York feeding the fish there. Mr. Gold finds her (after being forced out of Storybrooke by Belle) and offers her a chance to get even with the heroes and find the Author. They then head out to find Cruella De Vil and Maleficent. Ursula and Mr. Gold find Cruella De Vil in Long Island. Upon using Mr. Gold's cellphone, Ursula and Cruella make a deal with Regina to let them into Storybrooke in exchange for info on how to defeat the Chernabog. After the Chernabog disappeared upon being thrown over the town line, Ursula and Cruella were invited into Storybrooke. Later that night, Ursula and Cruella get Mr. Gold back into Storybrooke.

Emma later learns that Captain Hook had previously known Ursula during his days as a pirate. Captain Hook draws Ursula out of Mr. Gold's hideout to make a deal with Ursula to return her treasure. Using part of the Jolly Roger that Captain Hook has, Ursula uses her underwater portal ability to bring the Jolly Roger to Storybrooke in the form a bottled ship. Using a Wonderland mushroom given to them by Will Scarlet, Captain Hook and Ursula restore the Jolly Roger to its true form. Once on board, Captain Hook obtains the shell where the singing voice doesn't come out since Captain Hook states that villains don't get their happy endings. Ursula then tosses Captain Hook overboard. Ursula is unaware that Captain Hook was rescued by Ariel. After Emma frees August and Mary Margaret knocked out Cruella De Vil, Ursula attacked the group and got Mary Margaret trapped in her tentacle. In the nick of time, Captain Hook arrives with King Poseidon (who was brought here by Ariel) who tries to reason with Ursula while mentioning that he has a part of his wife in Ursula. King Poseidon manages to successfully return Ursula's voice. Afterwards, Ursula reconciles with her father. Before leaving with King Poseidon, Ursula tips off Captain Hook that Mr. Gold has plans for Emma.

Cruella De Vil Cruella Feinberg Victoria Smurfit (adult)
Milli Wilkinson (child)
4 7 Deceased
Cruella De Vil is a woman who has the ability to control animals using a persuasion magic.

In her early life in England in a 1920s-based world, Cruella lived with her abusive mother who used her dalmatians to torment Cruella. Cruella was made to live in the attic until she does what her mother says. As she grows up still living in the attic while admiring the "Cruella De Vil" song, Cruella is visited by Isaac posing as a newspaper reporter who frees Cruella. Isaac provides Cruella a key to get her out and takes her to a nightclub where Cruella tells him that her mother poisoned her fathers. After the dance, Isaac shows Cruella his special pen while stating that he tells her about the many realms that he has visited to write the stories. He proves his point by making some jewelry appear on her and then enables Cruella to learn magic. Cruella states that she has to deal with her mother first. When Cruella's mother confronts Isaac on where Cruella is while claiming that Cruella killed her fathers, Isaac is advised to stay away from Cruella. Cruella manages to sneak away Isaac's pen where she uses her new persuasion powers to turn the dogs against Cruella's mother. Isaac visits Cruella where he learns that her mother is dead and has skinned the two dalmatians to make her new coat. When Isaac asks why, Cruella states that she doesn't know why. Isaac grabs his pen and the ink spills on Cruella turning her hair half-black half-white. Isaac keeps Cruella from killing him by writing that she can no longer kill as he gets away.

At some point, Cruella worked with Maleficent and Ursula in order to obtain a magic gauntlet that Rumplestiltskin obtained from his visit to Camelot.

Cruella De Vil and Ursula were guarding Maleficent's cave where they were put to sleep by Snow White and Prince Charming. Cruella De Vil and Ursula are later transported to Earth alongside the egg containing Maleficent's child.

Many years later after the Dark Curse, Cruella De Vil was shown living on Long Island under the alias of Cruella Feinberg, who just had her lavish lifestyle and items repossessed by the FBI upon her husband Mr. Feinberg being arrested. Mr. Gold and Ursula find her and offer her the opportunity to join them into returning to Storybrooke. Cruella agrees to the terms and takes them to Storybrooke in her car. Upon using Mr. Gold's cellphone, Ursula and Cruella make a deal with Regina to let them into Storybrooke in exchange for info on how to defeat the Chernabog. After the Chernabog disappeared upon being thrown over the town line, Ursula and Cruella were invited into Storybrooke. Later that night, Cruella and Ursula get Mr. Gold back into Storybrooke.

While Mr. Gold, Regina, and Maleficent were searching the Sorcerer's mansion for the door that the Author was behind, Cruella was left to guard August. She was knocked out by Mary Margaret. Cruella managed to slip away after witnessing King Poseidon returned Ursula her singing voice. After catching up to Mr. Gold, Regina, and Maleficent, Cruella De Vil told them that Emma and Mary Margaret rescued August. She also told them her suspicion of Ursula being the mole, unaware that she has left Storybrooke with her father.

Cruella was visited by Maleficent to ask her about what happened to her daughter Lily and that she and Ursula left her in the woods. Maleficent tells Cruella that her death is going to last for days as Maleficent assumes her dragon form. Cruella uses her persuasion ability on Maleficent's dragon form as she begins her own plans for Isaac. Then Cruella approaches Isaac in Mr. Gold's cabin where she threatens him to help her out for old time's sake. As Isaac states that Cruella has lied to Mr. Gold about knowing him, she states that there is more than one way to skin an author. Cruella controls Pongo to help her capture Henry. Cruella then sends a video message to Regina and Emma to kill the author or else Henry will have an unhappy ending. While biding time playing Angry Birds, Cruella ends up having to send Pongo after Henry. Cruella and Pongo catch up to Henry at the edge of a cliff just as Emma arrives. As Cruella threatens Henry with a gun, it is discovered that Isaac has written that Cruella can't kill another person. Consumed by anger, Emma uses her magic to blast Cruella off the cliff to her death in self-defense.

N/A Isaac Heller Patrick Fischler 4 7 Alive
Isaac Heller is an up-and-coming writer who started out as a television salesman in our world in 1966. Upon being invited to a publishing company, he meets the Apprentice in the form of a publisher where he is advised to choose the pen that would call out to him. Because of this, he becomes the latest of many Authors. The job of each Author was to transcribe the events that occurred in the Enchanted Forest, using a magical quill. Among his many predecessors, it is suggested Walt Disney had the job before he died in December 1966.

Unlike many others, this Author chose to abuse the power of the magic quill to twist the facts into stories that amused him, he showed no regret for the anguish he caused others through his manipulations.

Isaac has a history with Cruella where he plays a part in her origin.

Attempting the flee the Sorcerer and the Apprentice, he posed as a common Peddler that crossed paths with Snow White and Prince Charming. He informed that Maleficent had turned into a dragon and laid an egg, tricking them into seeking the Apprentice's help. The Author manipulated the Apprentice into promising to ensure the unknown Emma's goodness by transferring all her darkness into another unborn child. As a result, Maleficent's child was taken and banished to the Land Without Magic, along with Ursula and Cruella De Vil, after the spell was complete. As punishment, the Apprentice sealed the Author into the book. It remains unknown how much he could still manipulate others, but his prison appeared during each Dark Curse.

Some time later, a mystic from Hong Kong called The Dragon learns about the existence of the storybook and amasses research about the Author. After The Dragon's death, August Booth takes the research with him for his journey to Storybrooke.

When Regina began seeking him to gain a happy ending, the Author made an alternate page from the book appear to her as a sign that he was around. Mother Superior knew he existed but hadn't been seen in years. Mr. Gold also knew of his existence, and sought him out to eradicate the rules to put an end to all villainous ways. The Queens of Darkness had joined forces with Mr. Gold to find and free the Author. After a struggle between the Charmings and the Queens, the Author's prison (a picture of a door) ended up in Emma's possession. However, she made the mistake of unlocking the door and letting him out. Freed, he fled into Storybrooke leaving both sides to find him again. While trying to make another quill, he is approached by Mr. Gold who gets him away from Emma in exchange that he writes a new bunch of "Happy Endings."

Mr. Gold brings Isaac to his cabin where he is told that he'll need the ink for the quill. Isaac is told that he plans to bring Emma to his side. Cruella approaches Isaac where she threatens him to help her out for old time's sake. As Isaac states that Cruella has lied to Mr. Gold about knowing him, she states that there is more than one way to skin an author. Mr. Gold returns where he learns about Isaac's history with Cruella as Isaac begs for forgiveness. Mr. Gold even tells her about Cruella's plans to kill Isaac as Mr. Gold has a plan to keep Isaac alive. Isaac then gives Mr. Gold what he wrote about Cruella. When Mary Margaret and David find Isaac, he wants them that Emma will turn dark and gives them the truth that Cruella can't take the life of another. This causes Mary Margaret and David to go after Emma before she does anything bad.

Isaac tells Mr. Gold that they need Emma in order to produce the Magic Ink for the Author's Quill. Mr. Gold and Isaac look up information on Blood Magic. Regina shows up wanting Isaac's services as she wanted his services first. Mr. Gold proposes to Regina to help her find the Magic Ink for Isaac. Regina states that she'll find the Magic Ink on her own as she teleports Isaac away from her. Regina states that the energies of Emma going dark is what is needed for the Magic Ink. Isaac states that he was working for Mr. Gold because he protected him. As Isaac is shown a picture of Regina being with Robin Hood, Isaac states that he was planning to write about it, but never got the chance. Regina plans to obtain the Magic Ink. Upon obtaining Lily's blood for the Magic Ink, Regina and Isaac visit Zelena's cell at the Storybrooke Hospital and states that she plans to write an ending for Zelena. Regina then plans to have Zelena written out the story as Zelena claims that she has gotten to know about Cora. As the Magic Ink is drying, Regina tells Zelena that Cora wasn't a better mother as Robin Hood comes in. Regina decides to spare Zelena only for Isaac to write his rendezvous with Mr. Gold. Upon meeting up with Mr. Gold, Isaac is instructed to start writing in the "Heroes and Villains" book.

As Isaac started writing in the "Heroes and Villains" book, Mr. Gold suggests to Isaac that he rewrites Rumplestiltskin's past where he can move on without Baelfire. Once it is written, reality is changed where Henry is still in Storybrooke and Isaac is a successful writer where his book "Heroes and Villains" is a bestseller. Upon being threatened by Henry Isaac shows Henry that they are in the original copy. Isaac states that he broke the "Don't Write the Happy Ending" rule and can no longer bring them back. Henry is told by Isaac that he is not from the magical world. Using the key, Henry escapes into the picture of the book where he finds that Isaac has altered the stories as Isaac traps Henry for an ogre to kill with Isaac running off. He is rescued by the knight Rumplestiltskin. Isaac finds that Henry was freed and recalled that he wrote for Rumplestiltskin to slay the ogre. Besides Rumplestiltskin being an ogre-slaying knight, the reality Isaac wrote is where Regina is a rival of Robin Hood, Snow White is the Evil Queen, the Seven Dwarfs and Granny are Snow White's minions, Prince Charming is Snow White's slave following his brother's death, Zelena is Robin Hood's fiancée, Emma is a sorcerer called "The Savior" who is imprisoned in an impenetrable tower by Snow White and has memories of Henry, Captain Hook is a deckhand of Blackbeard's crew, and Lily is the guard of Emma's prison. While looking for Henry, Isaac is caught in a net by the Seven Dwarfs where he is suspected of being in league with Regina and is brought before Snow White. Isaac tries to convince Snow White into sparing him by claiming that he knows where Regina is in exchange for Henry also being killed. Snow White agrees with the deal where their plan involves Regina's capture only for Robin Hood to interfere. Isaac finds Rumplestiltskin's house and tells him that Henry will ruin the story by crashing Robin Hood and Zelena's wedding. Rumplestiltskin tells Isaac to leave as he tells Rumplestiltskin to make sure Robin Hood's wedding isn't crashed. Isaac later attends the wedding of Robin Hood and Zelena where Emma fights Rumplestiltskin. After Regina is injured by Rumplestiltskin, Isaac is among those that come out as Robin Hood and his group find Regina dying. Emma punches Isaac as he states that he is not the Author anymore. Isaac is even surprised that Henry was chosen to be the next Author by the Magic Quill. Using Regina's blood, Henry writes in the book something that undoes Isaac's work. Upon reality being restored, Isaac leaves Mr. Gold as he succumbs to his dark powers. While fleeing, Isaac is intercepted by David and Mary Margaret where he claims that Prince Charming reminded him of the bad boss he had before the Apprentice came along. Mary Margaret claims that Isaac has become the villain and pities him.

Merlin N/A Jonathan Adams (voice, 1st Time), Elliot Knight (2nd Time) 4, 5 1 Unknown
Merlin, also known as the Sorcerer is the most powerful being in Fairy Tale Land. He is served by his Apprentice and originated from a world called Camelot.

For eons, Merlin and his Apprentice have chosen someone to be the Author whose sole purpose is to witness and record the events that occur in their book.

It was mentioned that Merlin was the one who had forged the sword Excalibur.

Merlin creates a box which contains a hat that can absorb and accumulate powers. As a safeguard, the hat is protected by the Sorcerer so only someone who has not succumbed to darkness can open it. For every person that has obtained the Dark One's powers, each has tried and failed to harness the hat in order to keep their magic while gaining freedom from the dagger.

The Apprentice speaks with the presence of Merlin having banished the current Author Isaac into the book after he made him harm Maleficent's child. Merlin tells the Apprentice that he cannot undo what has already been done and remarks that the child along with Snow White and Prince Charming's child are bound together as they always have been.

When the second Dark Curse is cast, Merlin's mansion manifests in Storybrooke. Inside, the house contains his hat, a hidden portal door to Arendelle, and a secret room containing blank storybooks similar to the ones used by each Author.

When the Dark One's powers escaped from the Sorcerer's Hat and planned to find a new host, the dying Apprentice revealed that the Sorcerer's identity is Merlin.

King Arthur N/A Liam Garrigan N/A N/A Unknown
King Arthur is an upcoming character in Once Upon a Time. He resides in a world called Camelot.
Queen Guinevere N/A Joana Metrass N/A N/A Unknown
Queen Guinevere is an upcoming character in Once Upon a Time. She resides in a world called Camelot.
Princess Merida N/A Amy Manson N/A N/A Unknown
Merida is an upcoming character in Once Upon a Time.[112]

Tertiary characters[edit]

Fictional counterpart Real-world counterpart Portrayer Featured episode(s) Status
Cinderella Ashley Boyd Jessy Schram 1.04, 1.12, 4.07 Alive
Jessy Schram
Cinderella, nicknamed Ella, was originally a maid who wished to attend the royal ball. She meets Rumplestiltskin after he kills her fairy godmother, and offers her a contract: her wish in exchange for something she will have in the future. She signs without reading the contract and attends a ball where she meets Prince Thomas. The two fall in love and marry. However, Rumplestiltskin later reminds Ella of the contract and informs her that he wants her first-born child. When she discovers she is pregnant, she attempts to run away. However, Thomas and Prince Charming devise a plan to capture Rumplestiltskin. The plan succeeds, but Thomas disappears. Rumplestiltskin vows that she will never see Thomas again until the contract is fulfilled.[28]

In Storybrooke, she is 19-year-old Ashley Boyd, a single, pregnant maid. The baby's father Sean Herman (Prince Thomas) is forbidden to see Ashley by his father Mitchell leading to Mitchell arranging for Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) to pay Ashley in exchange for the baby. She originally agrees to the exchange, but later decides to keep her child. She attempts to flee town but goes into labor at the city limits. Emma Swan brings her to the hospital, where she gives birth to a daughter and reunites with Sean. Emma agrees to be in-debt to Mr. Gold if Ashley is allowed to keep the baby.[28] Ashley and Sean are later engaged.

A few years later, Ashley begins teaching parenting classes in Storybrooke.

Prince Thomas Sean Herman Tim Phillipps 1.04, 1.12 Alive
Prince Thomas is the son of an unnamed King and the husband of Cinderella whom he met the night she made a deal with Rumplestiltskin. During their wedding reception, Rumplestiltskin reminds Ella of the contract and wants her first-born child. When she discovers she is pregnant, she attempts to run away. However, Thomas and Prince Charming devise a plan to capture Rumplestiltskin. The plan succeeds, but Thomas disappears. Rumplestiltskin vows that she will never see Thomas again until the contract is fulfilled.[28]

In Storybrooke, he is Sean Herman, a cannery worker who was forced by his father Mitchell to leave Ashley after she falls pregnant. When Emma tries to find Ashley, who was fleeing town at the time, she tries to enlist Sean for assistance, but Mitchell tells Emma that Sean will have nothing to do with her. Realizing he has made a deal with Mr. Gold, Emma finds Ashley and brings her back to the hospital to give birth. Sean decides to go against his father's wishes and visits Ashley to reconcile with her and to see his daughter. A few months later, he proposes to Ashley and the pair are engaged.[28]

Gus Billy Jarod Joseph 1.04, 1.05, 1.19, 2.07, 2.17 Deceased
In the Enchanted Forest, Gus was a domestic mouse who lived in the pantry of Cinderella's house and one of Cinderella's only friends, along with Jaq and the other mice.

In Storybrooke, he becomes a human named Billy, a car mechanic who works at Marine Garage. He shows an interest in Ruby (Red Riding Hood) but is denied a date, unaware of the reason being her werewolf persona later in the night. Billy is later found dead, apparently murdered by Red in her wolf form. David Nolan (Prince Charming) however eventually discovers that it was actually his own adoptive father, Albert Spencer (King George), who gruesomely murdered him, leaving doctored evidence that Red was responsible, because he wanted David to look irresponsible of the town's safety.[86]

Prince James N/A Josh Dallas 1.06, 2.13 Deceased
Josh Dallas
Prince James is the late twin brother of Prince Charming. He competes in a battle against a challenger named Behemoth, preparing for his acceptance from King Midas to slay a dragon as part of a deal between him and James' father, King George. However, after celebrating the deal, James is stabbed to death by the nearly dead Behemoth ending the duel in a mutual kill. This worries George about his future and his kingdom, until Rumplestiltskin tells him that James has a twin brother, as it appears that the King adopted James through Rumplestiltskin in order to save the kingdom. He then tells the King that he can bring the twin to the castle to have him pose as James, in return for a wand that the Fairy Godmother carries.[35]

Prior to these events, James and his lover Jacqueline "Jack" searched for means of financially saving his kingdom. Using shrinking products from Wonderland, they encounter and shrink Anton the Giant, hoping to trick him into sharing his treasure with them. Their conquest leads them (and an army) into Anton's palace where they slay the giants inside, stealing a great portion of treasure.[113]

Ruth N/A Gabrielle Rose 1.06, 2.03, 4.02 Deceased
Gabrielle Rose
Ruth is the late mother of twin brothers Prince James and Prince "Charming" David.

When Prince James is killed in battle, she tries to convince her second son, shepherd David, to marry King Midas' daughter in order to save their farm. When Rumplestiltskin arrives, she reveals to him that he had a twin brother and she, along with her husband, gave him away to keep their farm. David returns to tell her that they can never see one another again, after King George forces David to marry Princess Abigail. Ruth gives him her ring to pass on to his true love, Snow White.[35]

Ruth is later shot by a poisoned arrow when David arranges a rendezvous at her hideout which King George ambushes. As David, Snow and Lancelot take her to find the curative waters of Lake Nostos, she offers Snow a charm that indicates the sex of her first-born child. However, because of the curse George forced upon Snow, it indicates nothing for her. When the lake is found to have dried up, Ruth wants Snow to have the remaining water to cure her, but Snow protests. However, Ruth is apparently unaffected by the water, and as her dying wish, she asks to see David and Snow married. It is later revealed that she had replaced the water with that in the canister Snow had drank from, in order for her to be cured of King George's curse.[85]

King Midas N/A Alex Zahara 1.06, 3.21 Unknown
Alex Zahara
King Midas is a rich King of an unnamed kingdom with the power to turn all he touches to gold. To keep himself from turning people into gold, he wears special gloves that suppress his Golden Touch. His daughter Princess Abigail's true love, a knight named Fredrick, is accidentally transformed into a golden statue whilst protecting him. He promises King George gold in return for the head of the dragon that terrorizes his kingdom, which is to be killed by George's son Prince James. However, after James is killed, George learns that he has a twin brother, David who poses as James and completes the task. Midas deems "James" worthy to marry his daughter and offers to unite his kingdom with George's through marriage between their children. However, Abigail chooses to marry a now human Frederick, for love.

At the time when Emma Swan and Captain Hook were transported back in time, King Midas was presiding over a party at his castle. He was also present when the Evil Queen's men apprehended Emma (who was using the alias of Princess Leah). [35]

Zoso N/A Brad Dourif 1.08, 4.04 Deceased
Brad Dourif
Zoso was an unmatched sorcerer who was The Dark One before Rumplestiltskin. He used his powers to have parents send their children to fight in the Ogre Wars. However, Zoso was only a slave to the Duke (who wielded The Dark One's dagger which enabled anyone who possessed it to control him) that resided in the frontlands. Seeking freedom from the Duke, Zoso manipulates Rumplestiltskin while in the form of a beggar by telling him to burn down the Duke's castle and steal The Dark One's dagger. After the objectives are filled, Rumplestiltskin stabs him with the dagger, killing him, which allows Rumplestiltskin to become the new Dark One.[27]

In a flashback in "The Apprentice," it was revealed that Zoso was unable to obtain a specific magic box that was guarded by the apprentice of an unnamed sorcerer.

King Leopold N/A Richard Schiff (older)
Eric Lange (younger)
1.11, 1.18, 3.18 Deceased
Richard Schiff and Eric Lange
King Leopold is the deceased father of his daughter Snow White and the husband of Queen Eva. He later marries Regina, his second wife.

As a Prince, Leopold meets Cora after she is betrayed by Jonathan, a man claiming to be a Prince. The two form a strong bond until Cora learns he is engaged to Princess Eva, who informs Leopold of her secret child, leading him to remove Cora from his kingdom.

Becoming King, Leopold marries Eva and the two have a daughter named Snow White, though Eva later dies after being poisoned by Cora. After Regina saves Snow from a runaway horse, Leopold marries her in order to give his daughter a mother.[25] He is always thankful for his daughter and rules his realm with kindness, wanting nothing except for the happiness of his kingdom and its subjects. When he finds the Genie's lamp, he cannot think of anything he desires, so instead frees the Genie and invites him to his castle to work with him. These actions end in disaster when the Genie falls in love with Regina and plots to kill the King to free her from the loveless marriage. The Genie places poisonous vipers from Agrabah in the King's bed, killing him.[5]

Sir Maurice Moe French Eric Keenleyside 1.12, 2.04, 3.22, 4.06 Alive
Eric Keenleyside
Sir Maurice is the ruler of a land and Belle's father. He enlists Rumplestiltskin to save his people from the war; he agrees on the condition that Belle must leave her family and become the caretaker of his estate. Maurice unaccepts, but Belle agrees to the bargain.[29]

In Storybrooke, he is Moe French, a florist who is the owner of the flower shop "Game of Thorns". Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) repossesses the shop's van, insisting that a loan he made Moe is due. There is later a robbery at Mr. Gold's house, and Gold holds Moe accountable, abducting him and beating him viciously. Sheriff Emma Swan stops arrests Gold and Moe is taken to the hospital.[29] After the curse is broken, Moe begins to search for Belle, hiring Mr. William Smee to locate her. Initially they are reunited, but when Moe learns that Belle still has feelings for Rumplestiltskin, he tries to send her across town lines in order to have her forget him. After Gold rescues Belle, she tells both him and her father that she wishes to never see them again.[102]

Belle and Moe later reconcile and Moe gives his blessing to Belle to marry Mr. Gold.

Daniel N/A Noah Bean 1.18, 2.05 Deceased
Noah Bean
Daniel was a stable boy at Regina's home when she was a teenager. He gave her riding lessons and was also her secret lover. After Regina saves a young Snow White's life, King Leopold proposes to her. To avoid the unwanted marriage, Regina devises a plan to run away with Daniel, but Cora kills him upon learning of their relationship from Snow White.[25] After Regina learns basic magic, she uses a preservation spell on Daniel's body, keeping him in a glass case and dedicating her time to finding a way to bring him back to life. Jefferson brings Dr. Victor Frankenstein to her from his world and he performs an experiment on Daniel's body, failing. It is later revealed that he failed on purpose as part of a deal with Rumplestiltskin, who wanted Regina to give into her dark side.

After the curse in Storybrooke is broken, Dr. Whale (Victor Frankenstein) wishes for Regina to return him to his world. In order to persuade her, he attempts the experiment on Daniel again, this time succeeding. However, the pain of resurrection turns Daniel into a "monster" who rips off Whale's arm. During a brief moment of painful lucidity, Daniel tells Regina to forget their love and "love again", before lapsing back into psychotic behaviour and attempting to attack her; a heartbroken Regina turns Daniel to dust.[114]

Sir Lancelot N/A Sinqua Walls 2.03 Presumed Deceased
Sir Lancelot was a knight who used to work for King Arthur, but left due to having falling in love with Queen Guinevere. After leaving Camelot, he became a servant of King George under the alias of "Leviathan." Under the orders of King George, Lancelot captures Snow White and brings her to him, unintentionally cursing her with water that makes her barren forever with no chance of producing children. Lancelot revisits Snow, mentioning that he had no knowledge of the water's content. Using the remnants of the water in Lake Nostos, Lancelot is able to undo the curse on Snow.

Lancelot was later seen in the protected area of the Enchanted Forest that was unaffected by the Dark Curse. This Lancelot was actually Cora in disguise. The ruse is exposed by Mary Margaret (Snow White) as Cora claimed that she killed Lancelot.

Anton/Tiny N/A Jorge Garcia 2.06, 2.13, 2.19 Alive
Jorge Garcia
Anton is a Giant based on the giant that was featured in Jack and the Beanstalk.

Prior to the curse, Anton resided in a realm of giants which could only be accessed through a large beanstalk. His brothers Abraham and Arlo referred to him as "Tiny" and often mocked his love for knowing more of the outside world. In retaliation, he journeyed down the beanstalk and befriended Prince James and his lover Jack, who give Anton a piece of mushroom from Wonderland that shrinks him to human size. Jack tells Anton James' kingdom is on the verge of bankruptcy and needs money. Anton offers to give them treasure from his home, however, they betray him and lead an army to fight against the Giants, ultimating in the death of all their kind except for Anton. He develops a hatred towards humans for what happened to his family.

Years later after the Evil Queen's curse is broken, Emma Swan and Captain Hook journey up the beanstalk to retrieve a magic compass. He attempts to attack them, but Emma pleads with him that she needs the compass to get back to her son. He reluctantly gives the compass to Emma, stating that all humans are alike. However, Emma responds by stating that he is wrong to generalize.[115]

Back in Storybrooke, Captain Hook reveals that Cora shrunk Anton to bring him to the new land. Regina Mills (the Evil Queen) restores his giant size, and he rampages through Storybrooke, attempting to kill David, who he mistakes for James. However, when the magic wears off, he falls into a pit. David rescues him, convincing him to trust them all. Anton reveals to the group that he owns a magic bean and works with the Seven Dwarfs to harvest beans as portals until Regina destroys them at the time when Greg and Tamara have infiltrated Storybrooke.[113]

Queen Eva N/A Rena Sofer (adult)
Eva Bourne (young)
2.15, 2.16, 3.18 Deceased
Rena Sofer
Queen Eva is the deceased mother of Snow White and the first wife of King Leopold.

As a Princess, Eva is spoiled and selfish, forced into an arranged marriage to Prince Leopold, who simultaneously falls in love with Cora. However, Eva learns of Cora's secret child with Jonathan, a man claiming to be a Prince, and informs Leopold, leading him to remove Cora from his kingdom.

She later trips Cora during her visit to King Xavier causing Eva to fly into a "rage". As a changed, mature adult, she teaches her daughter, Snow White, kindness, respect for service, and to avoid dark magic. She unexpectedly falls ill before Snow's birthday. The Royal Doctor cannot heal her, so her servant Johanna informs Snow that she should talk to the Blue Fairy. The fairy offers Snow a magic candle which would save the life of her mother at the cost of another's life. She refuses the candle which pleases Eva, who eventually dies. Following the Queen's funeral, the "Blue Fairy" is revealed to be Cora in disguise. Over the corpse of Eva, she confesses to poisoning her in order to place Regina on the throne as well as to turn Snow White evil.[116]

When Snow White was possessed by Cora's ghost as part of Regina's plan to get answers about Zelena, Snow White learned of her mother's dark past.

Sheriff of Nottingham Keith Wil Traval 2.19, 4.18, 4.21 Unknown
The Sheriff of Nottingham was once humiliated by Robin Hood who then stole his love Maid Marian, turning him into an alcoholic.

During his hunt for Hood, the Sheriff meets Rumplestiltskin who is also looking for him. Rumplestiltskin takes the Sheriff's tongue temporarily in order to force him to divulge whereabouts of Robin Hood.[64]

Cora later encountered the Sheriff of Nottingham while looking for Robin Hood. Upon being unable to find his location, Cora had the Sheriff of Nottingham pose as Robin Hood. This did not fool Regina as she turned the fake lion tattoo in to a small lion in order to threaten the Sheriff of Nottingham on who put him up to this. The Sheriff of Nottingham told Regina that Cora was responsible and Regina imprisoned him in a cell within her dungeon. Cora later teleported the Sheriff of Nottingham out of the dungeon cell.

In Storybrooke, he is Keith, a frequent patron of The Rabbit Hole bar. He meets Lacey (Belle) and later goes on a date with her. Upon realizing that she and Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) are still a couple, Keith approaches Mr. Gold to apologize. Mr. Gold again takes Keith's tongue and proceeds to viciously beat him, to the amusement of Lacey.[64]

The Darling Family
The Darling Family consists of Wendy, John, Michael, Nana, and Mr. and Mrs. Darling. When Rumpelstiltskin's son Baelfire is transported to a land without magic, he arrives in London. As a poor street urchin, Bae breaks into The Darling Family's house, stealing bread. Once aboard The Jolly Roger in Neverland, Baelfire protests to Captain Hook that he wishes to be returned to The Darlings as he views them as his real family.[17]
N/A Wendy Darling Freya Tingley 2.21, 3.07, 3.08, 3.09, 3.10 Alive
Freya Tingley
Wendy Darling is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darling. Baelfire is discovered by Wendy upon arriving in Victorian London, who offers him shelter secretively. Wendy is later caught by her parents, who decide to adopt him. The children tell Bae of a mysterious shadow that comes to their window every night with the ability to transport them to the magical world of Neverland. Having had his life torn apart by magic in the Enchanted Forest, Bae tells them to ignore The Shadow. Despite this, Wendy departs with the creature to Neverland.[9] The day after her departure, Wendy tells of Neverland, saying that The Shadow let her return as she was a girl, promising to come back for her brothers. That night, the children unsuccessfully create traps to protect themselves, leading Bae to sacrifice himself to The Shadow.[9]

Wendy is later shown to be a prisoner of Peter Pan in Neverland, who is using an adult John and Michael to head to Storybrooke and prevent Belle and Ariel giving Mr. Gold Pandora's box, which he and Regina are seeking in order to defeat Pan in exchange for Wendy's freedom. Pan later forces Wendy to pretend to be ill to Henry in order for him to harness his belief in magic, before she is returned to her cage. Mr. Gold is instructed by Ariel to attempt to save Wendy on his quest to kill Pan.[117] Wendy is later saved by Bae, and in return she informs him and the rest of the group of Pan's intentions to kill Henry. She is then rescued and escapes Neverland en route to be reunited with her brothers.[31] Upon their reunion in Storybrooke, The Darlings return to London.[18]

N/A John Darling Matt Kane (adult)
William Ainschough (child)
2.21, 3.07, 3.09, 3.10 Alive
John Darling is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Darling. As a child, he lives with his sister Wendy and brother Michael. Baelfire saves him and his family from being taken to Neverland by Peter Pan's Shadow.

As an adult, he was ordered to retrieve the infant Henry by Peter Pan in Storybrooke, but failed after Regina decides to keep him after her initial struggle.

Years later, John returns to Storybrooke with Michael before Belle casts a cloaking spell around the town which damaged the rear of their car. He and Michael find Belle and Ariel in Mr. Gold's shop and retrieve Pandora's Box from them, revealing that they were sent by Peter Pan to prevent the two giving the item to Mr. Gold. Belle and Ariel later stop the pair from destroying the box with a dwarf axe. It is then revealed that the brothers wanted to destroy the object in a deal to save Wendy, who is being held prisoner by Peter Pan in Neverland. Mr. Gold is instructed by Ariel to attempt to save Wendy on his quest to kill Pan.[117] After the Darlings are reunited in Storybrooke, the siblings return to London.[18]

N/A Michael Darling James Immekus (adult)
Benjamin Cook (child)
2.21, 3.07, 3.09, 3.10 Alive
Michael Darling is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Darling. As a child, he lives with his sister Wendy and brother John. Baelfire saves him and his family, from being taken to Neverland by Peter Pan's Shadow.

As an adult, he was ordered to retrieve the infant Henry by Peter Pan in Storybrooke, but failed after Regina decides to keep him after her initial struggle.

Years later, Michael returns to Storybrooke with John before Belle casts a cloaking spell around the town which damaged the rear of their car. He and John find Belle and Ariel in Mr. Gold's shop and retrieve Pandora's Box from them, revealing that they were sent by Pan to prevent the two giving the item to Mr. Gold. Belle and Ariel later stop the pair from destroying the box with a dwarf axe. It is then revealed that the brothers wanted to destroy the object in a deal to save Wendy, who is being held prisoner by Peter Pan in Neverland. Mr. Gold is instructed by Ariel to attempt to save Wendy on his quest to kill Pan.[117] After the Darlings are reunited in Storybrooke, the siblings return to London.[18]

Merry Men
The Merry Men are a group of men that work with Robin Hood to steal from the rich and help the poor.
Little John N/A Jason Burkart 3.03, 3.12, 3.20, 4.01, 4.17, 4.22 Alive
Little John is a member of the Merry Men. In an attempt to leave Storybrooke, he is turned into a flying monkey. Following Zelena's defeat, he is returned to his human form.
Friar Tuck N/A Michael P. Northey 3.12, 3.13, 3.18 Alive
Friar Tuck is a member of the Merry Men.
Roland N/A Raphael Alejandro 3.03, 3.13, 3.15, 3.18, 3.22, 4.01, 4.03, 4.09, 4.11, 4.17 Alive
Roland is the son of Robin Hood and Maid Marian.
Ariel N/A Joanna García Swisher 3.06, 3.07, 3.10, 3.17, 4.16 Alive
Joanna García Swisher
Ariel is a mermaid who is first seen helping Snow White, after she escapes from the Evil Queen Regina's knights by diving into waters from a high cliff. Ariel reveals to Snow that she can bear legs upon land for 12 hours according to the sea goddess Ursula's legend. To repay Ariel for saving her life, Snow helps Ariel get to a ball and meet Prince Eric, a man whom Ariel saved a year prior after a shipwreck. Eric remembers Ariel and invites her to travel with him, telling her to think about her decision and return soon. The Evil Queen overlooks this and poses as Ursula to trick Ariel into giving Snow a bracelet that makes her a mermaid, in order for her to fulfill her wishes and escape to travel the world. However, Ariel discovers Ursula's true identity and the Evil Queen tells her to escape and meet Eric. She then attempts to kill Snow until Ariel stabs her with a fork, escaping with Snow under the sea. When Snow is safely ashore, she tells Ariel to return to Eric. However, upon arrival at his castle, she realizes that the Evil Queen has stolen her voice, and cannot communicate with him.[111]

Regina later summons Ariel to Neverland, revealing that mermaids can travel through realms. After restoring Ariel's voice, she promises to return her legs if she retrieves Pandora's Box from Mr. Gold's shop to defeat Peter Pan.[111] After she completes the quest, Regina gives her the ability to use both her legs and fins with a special bracelet, allowing her to continue her search for Eric in Storybrooke. With help from Belle, she finds Eric as a fisherman and the two reconcile.[18] After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Ariel, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.[19]

After the characters are returned to their worlds, it is later revealed that Eric was kidnapped by the pirate Blackbeard and sent to Hangman's Island when Ariel enlists Captain Hook to capture Blackbeard so that he can take her to Ariel. This did not go according to plan as Captain Hook made Blackbeard walk the plank much to Ariel's dismay. After Zelena posed as Ariel, Emma later discovered that Ariel found a safe haven on Hangman's Island with Eric, unaffected by the new curse enacted by Snow White and Prince Charming (as part of their plan to stop Zelena).[118]

At some point, Ariel got trapped in the bottle with the Jolly Roger. When Captain Hook and Ursula released the Jolly Roger, Ariel was released as well. Ariel saved Captain Hook where she mentioned how she saved Blackbeard from his death to get the info on where to find Eric. Captain Hook enlists help from Ariel where she was able to get King Poseidon to come to Storybrooke to deal with Ursula.

Prince Eric N/A Gil McKinney 3.06, 3.10, 3.17 Alive
Prince Eric is Ariel's true love whom he first meets following a shipwreck from which she saves him from. A year later, Ariel uses her 12-hour time with her legs to meet Eric at a ball. He remembers her from his dreams of the wreck, and invites her to travel with him. She later returns to him, only to find that the Evil Queen has stolen her voice, meaning she cannot summon him.[111]

Whilst summoning Ariel in Neverland, Regina (the Evil Queen) mentions that Eric was transported to Storybrooke, where she locates Ariel to in order to retrieve an item from Mr. Gold's shop.[111] Later, Eric is reunited with Ariel (who is now permanently human thanks to the spell on the special bracelet) in Storybrooke and the two of them reconcile where Eric was found as a fisherman in Storybrooke's fisherman market. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Eric, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.[19]

It is later revealed that Eric was kidnapped by the pirate Blackbeard and sent to Hangman's Island, in a bid to steal the Jolly Roger from Captain Hook. Ariel later finds Eric and the two live together on the island, unaffected by the new curse enacted by Snow White and Prince Charming (as part of their plan to stop Zelena).[118]

Walsh/Wizard of Oz/Flying Monkey N/A Christopher Gorham 3.12, 3.16, 3.20 Deceased
Christopher Gorham
Walsh is a failed circus performer who found himself in the Land of Oz. His name is taken from the original 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, from the actor Pat Walshe. In this show while in the Land of Oz, he goes under the alias of the Wizard of Oz, a supposedly powerful sorcerer in the land. When Zelena requests the truth of her upbringing, she visits the Wizard who gives her a pair of slippers that send Zelena to Rumplestiltskin's castle. Returning with knowledge of how her mother abandoned her in favor of her sister Regina, Zelena learns the truth about the Wizard's true identity when he claims that he doesn't have the power to send her back in time. Though in a useless state, Zelena transforms Walsh into a Flying Monkey to serve in her revenge plot against Regina.[32] After Dorothy Gale defeats Zelena, she visits the Wizard to help he return home. He gives her the slippers to travel back to Kansas, though it is later revealed that Zelena was posing as him.

In the real world, he appears in his original human form as a man named Walsh where he is the owner of a furniture shop called "The Wizard of Oak." He is presumably sent to New York City to persuade Emma Swan to stay away from her family in Storybrooke. He becomes Emma's boyfriend of eight months during her "new" life following Peter Pan's curse enactment and asks her to marry him, leaving her conflicted, despite Henry thinking he is good for them. When Emma receives her pre-existing real memories from Hook, she realizes she must return to Storybrooke. When she declines Walsh's offer, he appears angered and transforms into his cursed flying monkey form. Emma fights off Walsh after he begins to attack her, pushing him from her apartment roof.

Although Walsh's condition was initially unknown,[20] Emma reveals that Walsh had died as mentioned in "Rocky Road."

Blackbeard N/A Charles Mesure 3.17, 3.21, 4.10, 4.23 Unknown
Charles Mesure
Blackbeard is a pirate captain who is an enemy of Captain Hook.

When Ariel angrily confronts Captain Hook over her missing true love Prince Eric, Hook learns that Blackbeard is responsible. Ariel and Captain Hook confront Blackbeard who states that he will inform them of Eric's whereabouts in exchange for the stolen Jolly Roger and his life. Captain Hook chooses his ship and forces Blackbeard to walk the plank where he was killed by the nearby sharks. After Blackbeard is dead, Captain Hook told Blackbeard's crew that they can either share their captain's fate or join him.[118]

When Emma and Captain Hook accidentally ended up back in time, they see Snow White trying to cut a deal with Blackbeard to take her out of the Enchanted Forest and away from the Evil Queen.

About a year later, it was revealed that Blackbeard was saved from the sharks by a mermaid (which was later revealed to be Ariel). At some point, Anna and Kristoff visited Blackbeard at the shores of the Enchanted Forest where he invites them on board. Anna and Kristoff states that Blackbeard has the Wishing Star and that they want to purchase it. Blackbeard states that the Wishing Star will theirs once he is paid in his weight in gold. When Prince Hans and his three brothers arrive and apprehend Anna and Kristoff, Blackbeard reveals that he knew Anna and Elsa's parents. Anna and Kristoff are then placed in a trunk and thrown in the part of the ocean called Poseidon's Graveyard (which is where the ship carrying Anna and Elsa's parents had sunk). The trunk was something that Blackbeard used as a precaution to prevent them from being rescued by mermaids.

Anna and Elsa later arrested Blackbeard's crew and then had the Jolly Roger shrunken down and trapped in a bottle where it drifted until Ursula brought it to Storybrooke and Captain Hook used a mushroom potion provided by Will Scarlet to restore it to its rightful size.

Queen Gerda N/A Pascale Hutton
Ava Marie Telek (child)
4.01, 4.07, 4.11 Deceased
Pascale Hutton
Queen Gerda is the Queen of Arendelle and mother of Elsa and Anna. Her sisters were Ingrid, The Snow Queen and Helga, her middle sister.

As the youngest of the three sisters, Gerda was always close with Ingrid and Helga, and was the one who sought out Rumplestiltskin's help in controlling Ingrid's magic. Unfortunately, after seeing Helga's destroyed frozen body, Gerda, refusing to believe Ingrid's story that she killed her by mistake, after an incident caused by the Duke of Weselton, and seeing her sister as a monster, exiles Ingrid into the urn. Gerda then speaks to Grand Pabbie about a request for a memory potion to have the entire Kingdom of Arendelle forget about the existence of Helga and Ingrid, but Grand Pabbie states that the truth will come out eventually, and that magic always comes with a price.

Years later, Gerda, along with her husband, left on a mission to find out about Elsa's powers, only to be lost at sea at Poseidon's Boneyard just moments after she wrote a note that she threw into the ocean in the hopes of the message reaching her daughters in time.

Grand Pabbie N/A John Rhys-Davies (voice) 4.01, 4.06, 4.07 Unknown
John Rhys-Davies
Grand Pabbie is the king of the Rock Trolls that live in Arendelle.

When Gerda had sealed Ingrid away in a mystical urn after an incident caused by the Duke of Weselton where Helga was accidentally frozen to death, she speaks to Grand Pabbie about a memory potion to forget the existence of Helga and Ingrid. Grand Pabbie states that the truth will come out soon and that magic comes with a price.

Elsa and Anna visit Grand Pabbie to talk about what their parents did on that voyage. Grand Pabbie states that he doesn't know, but stated that they were going to Misthaven instead of the Northern Isles. Grand Pabbie states that they didn't tell him why they went to Misthaven.

When Belle visits Arendelle, Anna takes her to see Grand Pabbie so that Belle could know what happened to her mother when the Ogres raided Sir Maurice's castle. He gives Belle a special stone in which when brewed with tea, it can help her regain the memories of what happened to her mother when the Ogres invaded Sir Maurice's castle. Anna later tells Grand Pabbie about Ingrid the Snow Queen where he was sworn to secrecy to keep the info on her mother's sisters Ingrid and Helga private. He tells Anna that the answers to questions about Ingrid being related to her mother must be answered by Ingrid.

Prince Hans N/A Tyler Jacob Moore 4.03, 4.09, 4.10 Alive
Prince Hans is the archenemy of Elsa and Anna from the Southern Isles who tried to take over the kingdom.

Hans, three out of twelve of his older brothers, and their army are first seen travelling to locate a mystical urn to imprison Elsa within. When at the North Valley, Hans's army attack Elsa and Kristoff in order to claim the urn. Hans holds Kristoff at swordpoint in order to get Elsa to hand over the urn. Elsa surrenders, though when Hans claims the urn and opens it, he unknowingly releases the Snow Queen, who freezes Hans while his three brothers flee only for them to end up frozen as well.

Ingrid later bring both Hans, 3 of his frozen brothers, and the magic urn to the royal castle, and hides them in a wardrobe in her room.

After Ingrid leaves, Arendelle thaws in 30 years, and Hans thaws and reunites with his three older brothers, as he becomes the new King of Arendelle, with his first act being to arrest Anna and Kristoff. Anna and Kristoff then run from them, as they head out to find Blackbeard. Prince Hans and his three brothers catch up to them at Blackbeard's ship. Hans revealed that they had an informant on the docks and took the swiftest ship to find them. With all of the treasury of Arendelle in his possession (which leaves Anna and Kristoff unable to barter for the Wishing Star), Prince Hans plans to send Anna and Kristoff to their deaths, by throwing them into Poseidon's Graveyard (which is where the boat that carrying Anna and Elsa's parents have sunk) within a trunk.

After Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff have returned to Arendelle, it was stated that Prince Hans and his three brothers were driven out of Arendelle.

Sir Percival N/A Andrew Jenkins N/A Unknown
Sir Percival is an upcoming character in Once Upon a Time. He resides in a world called Camelot.

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